Purple Eye Payback
Written by Nicholas D. Lamb
A lady with a bruised purple eye lies sideways in her wrinkled outfit. She stares straight ahead, hopeless. The crash of falling cans alerts her. She investigates. The beam of her flashlight traces across a monster, hidden behind hanging chains.
Her abuser awakens, approaches, and seizes her light to stalk the beast with a closed fist. But the beast’s jaws snap onto the man’s knuckles. His screams fall on his wife’s deaf ears as he pulls the chains down upon himself in the struggle. A cynical smile creeps across her face as she finally leaves both monsters a free woman.