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Escape From Alcatraz

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Escape From Alcatraz I took in a deep breath, though the air was so filthy, dirty and stale that it just made me choke. "Come on," I said to myself in an assuring tone. "This is for Samantha. All I need to do is climb up the wall and pull away the air vent on the ceiling." The rest of me was screaming wildly, telling me that I would have to pay the consequences if I even thought about escaping from this desolate yet disturbing prison. I took a small step back, as I was so cramped in the tiny cell that it was hardly possible to move. With a quick jerk of my body, I kicked my feet up against the wall so that my body wasn't touching the floor. My head and shoulders were on the other side of the wall, and very slowly, I walked up the cold stone wall. My back was rigid, yet it felt like it was going to collapse under the weight of my body. After what felt like hours of pressure, I finally reached the top of the cell. In the pitch black dark, I could hardly see anything. I reached up, and felt icy cold bars running across. Managing to squeeze two of my fingers between, I forcefully pulled it away leaving a small, square hole in the ceiling. Step by step, I finally succeeded in getting my body through the gap. Placing the metal bars back in place, I hurriedly scampered along a long, thin tunnel. It was hot, damp and smelt of decaying flesh. I must have been walking over all the other cells in the dog block of Alcatraz, as there were continuous squares of barred metal. At last, I came to a hole in the creaky floor. It looked like a steep never-ending slide. Was this safe to go down? Would it take me to a prison officer? Was it a trap? Endless unanswered questions whirled around in my head. ...read more.


I knew he was right and I was desperate to get Samantha back. In any event, I was just as good as dead for escaping from prison. We both thought long and hard about where was the best place to get such a large amount of money from. It was Gary who came up with the best idea. "How about the racetrack?" he said. "There are thousands of people betting money all afternoon. They must take at least fifty million at the big race next week." "Sounds good to me," I said, and we quickly made our plans to steal the money. It wouldn't be easy. There would be guards to get past, a vault to break into, and we would need something to transport the money in. The crowds would help to hide us, and hopefully obstruct the police whilst we made our getaway. For the whole afternoon, we were drawing where the volts were in the racetrack, and how we were going to get in. Gary was surprisingly knowledgeable about all of the security. He said that he used to work at the racetrack, but I still didn't understand how he could be so skilled about where everything was. I didn't bother hassling him about it too much, as I was so grateful that Gary was bothering to help me. "I've got the perfect plan," Gary said after he had drawn about ten previous plans. We sat down to look at the plan and I memorised all the details. It was a brilliant idea, easy to carry out and should not fail. Gary still had a few contacts at the racecourse that owed him favours and there was also the racetrack owner's daughter. Her name was Clarissa and she had two main interests in life; horses and Gary, although not always in that order. She also had one main hate; her father. ...read more.


I thought that you really did kill all those people, so I left you and went back to Snake-Man." I didn't feel sad now, but very disappointed. I couldn't believe that Samantha thought that I killed people. I would never have done a thing like that. "Why do you still love Snake-Man?" I asked Samantha in a feeble, weak and depressed voice. Samantha looked at me right in the eye, and said, "He can afford me." I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Samantha used to be such a sweet girl. Gary used to be such a trustworthy friend. I had suddenly lost my girlfriend and best friend and did not know what to do. An evil thought came into my head. Since I had already served time for murders I hadn't committed, I might just as well do some murders to justify my imprisonment. I knew Gary always carried a gun in his inside pocket and I pretended to stumble against him whilst secretly grabbing it. The first person I killed was Snake-Man. Samantha screamed, and somehow, the sound of her grief brought me some small sense of pleasure. Gary was the next to die. He didn't deserve to live after all the lies he had told me. I finally pointed the gun at Samantha. She smiled at me but I wasn't fooled this time. As she stepped forward to embrace me, I shot her through the heart. I wanted hers to be broken as mine had been. I picked up the bag with the money and left as quickly as I could. Walking away from my terrible past, I looked forward to a bright and happy future. With the money, I had plastic surgery to alter my looks. I bought a large, secluded chateau in France and now spend my days in luxury. There is no-one special in my life. I will never trust anybody again. Perhaps this is my punishment for murdering my best friend, my girlfriend and the Snake-Man. Story by Davina Gee Artwork by Gayathree Ganeshalingam ...read more.

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