by Stephen Couch
The first nail was lost when he turned, arms outstretched, to lunge at the slamming steel door.
The other nine were lost to the stone walls of the cell as it slowly filled with water.
BIO: Stephen Couch’s fiction has appeared in such venues as Cemetery Dance and The Best of Talebones. Visit him online and poke him with virtual sticks at www.stephencouch.com.