Cai

Friday Fictioneers sep 7, 2018
Photo by Gah Learner

Cai stared at the moon as it hung low over the horizon.  Sleep eluded her.  Her husband, Huan was in Myanmar investigating the Rohingya massacre.  Five days had passed since she last heard from him.  She constantly checked her emails and cell for messages but nothing was forthcoming.

A knock on the door jolted her.  Heart racing, she answered it.  It was Kang, Huan’s brother.  “Have you heard from Huan?  Is he all right?”

“He’s in jail.”

“Jail?” 

“Yes.  For seven years.”

“I must do something.”

“Like what?”

“Ask the Myanmar government for mercy.”

Hours later, she was on Television.

100 Words

This post was inspired by the true story of two Myanmar journalists who were sentenced to seven years in prison for investigating violence against Rohingyas.  Their wives were on television asking for mercy.

This was written for the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  For  more details, visit Here.   To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit Here.

Source:  DW; CNN

25 comments

    • I agree with you, Susan. Yes, I came across the article of the two journalists who were imprisoned for revealing the truth. I hope that their wives and those who support them will be effective in freeing them. Thank you 🙂

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    • Thank you. And I agree with you. Journalism has become a dangerous and in some cases, deadly career and that shouldn’t be. They should be able to report on what’s happening without fear of imprisonment or death.

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