Wild West - Chapter 5 - Part 8 - 5 minute freewrite challenge

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 3
Chapter 4

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Because Chapter 3 got split into two chapters (namely 3 and 4), we are now at chapter 5.

Chapter 5

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Part 8

The three guards have returned with the tattoo artist and were likely discussing the numbers to be tattooed onto Tom and James. They descended the stairs and brought two extra chairs – one for the tattoo artist and one for the person being tattooed.
The guards followed the same procedure as before. The prisoners were obliged to hug the opposing wall, the keeper unlocked the jail cell, then only Tom was allowed to step outside. He was seated onto the chair and ordered to stay still while the tattooist did his job. He got the number 3425262 inked in black under his still fresh burn, and it was everything but well done - the writing was sloppy and the ink was distributed unevenly, but Tom was in no position to object.

With Tom's tattoo finished, it was James' turn to get one. The guards again pointed their guns toward the prisoners and made them face the distant wall, then asked James to step outside. They made a crucial mistake letting James leave with Tom still outside and all the guards pointing their guns at the rest of the prisoners – it was the perfect opportunity for them escape.

They were both ready to strike had the other one decided to do something, but they both decided not to. What then? Where do we go? What do we do? We don’t know anyone, or any place. We don’t even have a map, much less an atlas. Besides, we’re getting out in the morning anyway, so why bother? As father and son, they shared their thoughts.

Disclaimer: The full story is in its unfinished state. All content is tentative to change.

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While you are waiting for content new,
in the comments below leave me a clue,
an idea for a story you'd love to read,
a journey to the unknown my keyboard will lead.

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Previous writing prompts I have fulfilled:

Happy ending
#1 - Living off the grid
#3 - A young thief
#8 - A traitor from hell
#9 - Not alone
#10 - Millitary testing grounds
#13 - Bigfoot
#14 - And angel in love with a whore
#15 - Down the rabbit hole
#18 - Reborn as a 10 year old
#19 - A struggling door to door salesman
#24 - Rebellious talking food
#26 - Ssssnails!
#28 - Mission Erased
#32 - Dog's breath
#38 - Abducted
#42 - Killer clowns
#43 - A penny
#44 - Fear
#2 - A dolphin tea party
#4 - Stained hands
#7 - The giant depressed onion
#21 - The red star
#25 - Long-distance Relationship
#27 - A dream
#30 - Potato
#31 - Dragons
#33 - The Jungle
#35 - A life lesson
#36 - Unicorn meat
#39 - The Purple Road
#40 - Immortal Store Clerk
#41 - Artemis' Hell

#5 - The homeless man
#6 - A blind date
#11 - The wealthy man
#12 - Happy ending
#16 - Asshole soulmate
#17 - My bunny Fluffy
#20 - War veteran
#22 - Wishing to meet a villain
#23 - School trip
#45 - Crafted armor

#29 - Green Chewing Gum
#34 - Turkey Trauma
#37 - Stuck in a loop

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"With a mace in one hand and a shield in the other"
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Oh man, neither one received 8675309! Then Tom could have made a "Jenny" joke! Sure, it wouldn't really fit the tone but I bet you could make it work! ;)

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Hmmm.. I never heard of "Jenny" jokes.... Am I missing out on something epic?

Not really. It's an American song from the band Tommy Tutone in the '80's (867-5309/Jenny) and it was so popular for a while that anyone with that phone number had to get it changed because of the hundreds of calls they'd get day and night. There are still people who give it out when they don't want to use their real phone number (though not as much anymore since it's too well known). :)
If you're in the mood for some '80's pop...

My life is OVER!

Found another, working version.
First time I heard of this song and all about this number... Thank you very much for the explanation! :D

😄 Sorry about that. I should have thought to check the availability. You're welcome and I hope that it doesn't get stuck in your head! (Because it is in mine right now...😑)

Hhah no probs at all, sheesh! :D
I... promise not to give it more than one listen...
FINE! or two...

Maybe three...........

Great continuation. Too bad they couldn't ask for their lucky number to be tattooed. 😂

Thanks! :D

Yeap. No picking your favorites here. :P You egt what you get. Permanently. :P