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Second Chance

He broke out of prison, but now what?

Photo by Rick Gebhardt on Unsplash

Tim dropped from the prison wall around 5 am. He had to hurry to avoid the searchlights. He needed a place to go, somewhere where they wouldn’t find him, somewhere where he wouldn’t be recognized.

He still had a few bucks in his pocket so headed for the railroad tracks. The scream of the train echoed in the distance, so he waited until an opportune…



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Mary McGrath

Top writer in humor, short stories, writing, advice and poetry. She’s written for Newsweek, Wall St. Journal, Good Housekeeping, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.