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Oh What I Would Do

In Piranesi's impossible prison the jailers tortured the prisoner. They cut his flesh with whips; they threw a cauldron of boiling water in his face; they broke his toes and fingers with hammer blows. He cried out during his torment, 'You've got the wrong man! I'm innocent!' At last he died. 'Heart attack,' grumbled the prison doctor who was there to witness the atrocities. Later, when it came time to harvest the prisoner's organs for sale on the black market, his scalpel slipped. When he cut through the heart he found a note inside. 'I felt everything,' it read. 'I ended up attacking him but what I really wanted to do was attack you. I just couldn't get out.'

Story by:

Charles Pinch

4 April 2017