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Here is her prompt:
I really love flash fiction, so in 300 words or less, tell me about a character you are writing (or make one up) who faces a choice... and have him/her flip a coin to make a decision.
And here's my entry at exactly 296 words:
The air was cold against his skin.
It didn’t bother him, though. He was used to pain. Used to yearning only for what he knew he could never regain.
She was gone. Rasha was gone, and he knew why. Azad knew all too well who was responsible for her death. All that mattered now was how to deal with him.
Darkness surrounded Azad, the only light was that of the moon shining through his window. The gun in his hand was heavy. He’d considered trying it on himself now and then. It would be so easy, lifting the barrel to his head and pulling the trigger, but something always stopped him. His paranoid servant would knock on the door to tell him she thought someone broke into the house, or the gun simply didn’t work...
If the universe wanted him to live, to suffer with his grief, so be it. He’d live as long as the universe needed him to. As long as he had something worth fighting for.
Right now, that happened to be Rasha.
Azad was going to make the man who killed her pay.
All that was left was to decide how to do that.
He took out the coin in his pocket and examined both sides. The less time the man was alive, the better. Azad’s problem would be solved much faster that way. But shouldn’t he suffer? The man should be made to feel all the pain in the world.
“Heads, I’ll kill you,” he said to himself. “Tails, I make you suffer.”
Azad flipped the coin.
It spun in the air for a second or two, yet Azad knew what he wanted now.
The coin landed.
Azad smiled. “Looks like I’m in luck. You’ll suffer.”
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