My prison walls are closing in on me. Every day I watch my captors open and close my cage with impunity. They delight in trying to catch me. My only purpose in life is to stay fit and healthy so that when the time to escape arrives, I am well enough to flee.


The black devil watches me closely. Sitting in the chair, his great yellow green eyes dissect me as though he can already taste my innards. Not in this lifetime, hairball. This room isn’t big enough for the two of us. He doesn’t know I’m leaving soon. Just as soon as I can get this door open.

My hamster SERE training will serve me well.