Nero stared at the bleeding man bound to the worktable. The man grunted and moaned pitifully, his sobs choked by a ball-gag fastened around his mouth. He was missing fingers in both his hands. Scratches, welts, and bruises covered his naked torso.

Nero looked at the poll results on an encrypted website, ‘We have a winner!’

He switched on a blow torch. The bound man started screaming.

‘How much money you’d have made with this torture website of yours!’ Nero said, ‘Now, you get to go like all your victims. Well, at least you’ll die doing what you loved eh?’

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff – Fields. This week’s image is from Douglas M. MacIlroy. To read other stories on this prompt, do head over here.  


  1. Sounds like there is more than one horrible man here. Is the current torturer getting ideas from the first one’s website or is this his own grisly copycat poll? Beware the person with a righteous cause. Talk about stooping to the level of those you despise!

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  2. Some poetic justice being delivered to the perpetrator. Only rarely such a situation happens.


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