When the judgment came, it floored him. How many nights had he spent pursuing this madman through the streets? How many days did he spend reading the obituaries of all those who died and all that this psycho had stolen? Could this really be true, for the once and final time? Bruce Wayne hoped so, but as the maniacal laughter echoed into night, one sentence haunted his thoughts and the memories of those so close to him forever scarred by the clown.
“By unanimous decision, we the releasing committee of Arkham Asylum, declare Patient #22137, aka “The Joker”: cured.”
And entry #2 to this week’s 100 Word Challenge from Julia’s Place, but oddly enough the one I wrote first. Kind of puts things in perspective on how the system can work sometimes… or be worked by those who know how.
I hope you all enjoy.