Written for OLWG#89
Duffy had a barred window that let sunlight in, but it was not very large and it was placed high on the wall so he couldn’t see much more than the sky when he looked out of it. At night he would lean against the bars, roll a cigarette, and watch the stars as he smoked.
The glimpse of the night sky that he was afforded was one of the only things that brought him a little peace.
“Hey, Duffy,” the CO yelled from down the block. “I can smell your cigarette. Put it out, NOW!”
“Roll up yer window, ye fuck,” Duff hollered back, “I’m trying to shorten me sentence.”
This week’s prompts were:
- he leaned back and lit a cigarette
- Window to the stars
- ulterior altruism