Escape Artist

escape artist round-up 🙂

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Who is the escape artist? The character in a book who vanishes? The reader who disappears between the pages of a good book? The writer who crafts the tale?

Writers consider their own escapes when planning for that of characters and readers. You won’t see many of these escape artists coming (or going), but they exist within 99 words at some point. Disappear into a good read this week.

The following are based on the August 17, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write about an escape artist.


The Shell of a Man by Chris Mills

Benjy watched his dad’s performance for what seemed to be the millionth time. Benjy’s mom called her husband an escape artist. She told her best friend she had grown tired of the lifestyle. He crawls into his shell, she would tell them, and poof, he’s gone. Benjy wasn’t sure what…

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