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Sipress has captured the cruelty of man, the fickleness of fate, and the perverted details of what makes one man free and another chained to a tortured destiny.
This is what a short story should be. One need not know the specifics of the situation, era, or regime to be fully aware of and empathetic towards the plight and desperation of these fellow humans. Indeed, the antagonists were drawn perfectly as well. The reality of this bit of fiction is quite something, due in full measure to Sipress's stark, engaging storytelling.
Here I was thinking that down the line there would be a doctor, a lawyer, and a priest and somehow they would talk their way out of the prison by outsmarting the colonel. Nice twist. Good read.