Flash Fiction Friday – The Two Faces Of Freedom

June 20, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about what freedom feels like. Whose point of view do you use? Does the idea of freedom cause tension or bring hope? Let the reader feel the freedom. Go where the prompt leads! Click here for details.

The Two Faces Of Freedom – by Hugh W. Roberts

Freedom had been escaping her prison cell.

Freedom was feeling the cool rain on her face having been shut away for nearly 25 years.

Freedom was feeling the grass on her bare feet.

Freedom led her to the safety of the light ahead in the darkness that closed in on her.



She had enjoyed freedom for the last 25 years. She was free to do whatever she wanted, see whoever she wanted, and go wherever she wanted.

But for nearly an hour, freedom was no longer hers until she shot dead the running figure coming towards her.


Image of an open cage with feathers escaping it.
Image credit: Charli Mills

Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.


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22 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday – The Two Faces Of Freedom

    1. Thanks, Terri.

      Glad you saw the otherside of freedom that I did. It isn’t always what we think it’s going to be. And sometimes, we humans will do anything to get it back.

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