Prompt for January 9, 2016

Complete the short story/flash fiction, that has the following opening:

The room was dark. Not just dark, but pitch black. Ashlynn had been in the room for a while, with no change in light it was difficult to judge the passage of time. Based on how she felt she had been locked up for a thousand years, but she knew it couldn’t be more than a couple of days.

The room, a solid concrete room with a single steel door on one side, measured twelve shoes square. In one corner was a chamber pot, close to overflowing, and in another corner was a thin mattress where she slept. Or tried to. The door was set into the wall with a great deal of care. The hinges were on the other side and no handle was on her side. The only deviation from the smooth cold steel was a sliding window set into the door about five feet from the ground. She thought it was a sliding window as it felt different than the rest of the door and didn’t have the same sound when she tapped on it with her hand.

She was thinking about the room, again, when the door opened outward and someone stepped in carrying a candle. With her eyesight non-existant for the past few days even the light from the candle was exceedingly bright for her. She blinked back the tears and shaded her eyes until they became accustomed to the light at which point she looked into the face the person that had kept her captive.

“Hello, father.”

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