Inside Job




“It doesn’t matter what it looks like on the outside …”

“Yea,” Elianna intoned, “it’s what on the inside that matters.”

“Exactly,” Jennifer winked. To be easily discouraged was a privilege of the young. Something time cured. Or tanned into tough old leather. She chuckled. 

“What?” Elianna sounded wounded.

“I was laughing at myself, Eli.” Jennifer tested the length of her chains. Sink to bed to door. “We can do not a thing about that horrid gate or those who guard it, but let’s put some elbow grease into this door and make our inside view a good deal better.”



For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers

Photo prompt © Brenda Cox


25 thoughts on “Inside Job

  1. Na’ama Y’karah,

    Some prisons are of our own making, aren’t they? I think those are the worst prisons of all. Well written. Hag Purim Samayakh and may Haman in Russia be hung on his own gallows.

    Shabbat Shalom,


    Liked by 1 person

    • Exactly, Margaret! I’m so glad you pointed this out, and that it was communicated. Sometimes all one can is miniature controls of tiny bits of things, and yet, it can make a difference even if it cannot solve what ought not to be taking place to begin with. Thank you for this comment!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Yes, Vartika! I’m glad this was communicated, for all too often this type of heroism isn’t visible or is taken for granted, when it ought not to. We see it through history, and we see it these days, in the heroic positive attitude of many even under senseless, cruel, relentless attacks meant to break them. Yet they find and hold on to hope.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you, Brenda! There is a lot to be said for those who can keep a level head and a positive mindset even in the face of atrocities and impossible choices. They are a gift to others, and there is heroism in the ability to do so. We can see it through history. We can see it today, in the many heroic people who are holding on to hope even in the face of relentless cruelty.


Feedback welcome! Please leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s