In The Corner
Part I
Thomas Crowford was lost. He was getting tired from the long chase. Since the last two and a half years, he was constantly on the run. He had not seen his family in the last seven years and four months. During the last three hours,he was turning in his bed. As he had lit his cigarette, he could not fall back to sleep. There were many distant memories just popping randomly in his mind. Lately he had started to suffer from the disease bipolar insomnia. His nightmares that were occuring often in the past came back to haunt him. When he used to live with his mom, he had lived an ordinary and quiet life. Finally, Tom took his pills. Suddenly everything in his life had turned upside down. When he was younger, he had gone through hard times coping not only with his brother’s kidnapping but with his father’s illness as well. Nowadays, everything had changed. He was always on the run or he was constantly in hiding underground. The Alliances or the Orange Army were looking out for him. Thomas knew better that he was innocent of any crime but frankly, they did not care. In the last two and a half years, he was looking behind his shoulder. He had never felt isolated before; therefore Tom simply did not want to show up behind the Great Wall. Nobody came back from the Wall alive. Tom had to stay out of trouble to find his younger brother. Finally, Tom could be free outside of the jail. The pain that Thomas had suffered from the car accident was bearable but not having any news in the cell from them was unbearable. Whatsoever, Thomas Crowford had no luck making friends inside the jail. So far the media had portrayed him as if Thomas was the villain. So there was no one else to help him with his escape. He had met with many other mates while he was held in one of the correctional facilities that was called The Blue Light. Nevertheless, after several accidents there, nowadays everyone was simply too scared to disobey the orders or to escape from the Wall. If Tom could remember correctly during the months while he was held prisoner at the Blue Light, he had the right to make a phone call only once. When he finally made the call, his mom was not even there. His brother Jason picked up the receiver after the third ringing. Tom had waited impatiently, until his brother had finally put the receiver down. Suddenly he had remembered that this event had happened four years ago. Actually, this was the last time Tom had heard his voice. Then he wrote the date and the time on the wall in his cell. On the grey prison’s wall, Tom used to write down all the important dates next to his bed pillow. He wanted to remember them forever. Somehow, they had meant everything to him. The End