Stephanie over at BeKindRewrite, the brains behind the Inspiration Monday prompts is hosting a ‘Voice Week’. The challenge is to come up with a short piece of writing each day this week using the same prompt but written from a different person’s perspective. It should be fun – I’m looking forward to the stories and comments of all those participating.
Monday 26th September
The Chair – Voice 1
The room is bigger than I expected. White walls, bright, stark lighting from the high ceiling. I thought it might have a hospital smell about it, that clinging, antiseptic odour, but there’s nothing. The sound of my racing heart seems to bounce off the walls as the two guards take off the shackles and strap me to the wooden chair. First the legs, then the arms. then finally the leather strap across my chest. Their actions are methodically efficient, they’ve obviously done this before. In front of me is a large window. I know there are people on the other side watching but all I can see is a reflection of myself. I smile, not at them but to myself. A guard stands by a switch on the wall. It’s almost time. I’m ready now, it’s been a long wait.