In the unmerciful world of Mercy Prison, there is no rule but unending pain. For Merrick, the arrival of his new guard provides hope that he may b ...more
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subversive, and a little illicit.
i'm not at all into dubcon as a kink—but i am into storycraft.
and the story-fu with this one is strong.
for while it makes use of rape as a dramatic device and may certainly be construed as a dubcon story, i believe that it isn't.
the rape and related mortifications of the flesh that occur in this are all a function of the setting, and serve as context that sets the reader up for some excellent reversals.
the brutality is not the point of the ta ...more
Ever since he arrived in Mercy Prison, Merrick has dreamed and schemed about ways to gain his release, which, for him, is death.
He has long ago decided who he is, his attitude to life and the worth of the people around him. He thinks he knows it all. Then he is put under the charge of Thomas, a man younger ...more
When Thomas arrived the next morning – it was my weekly day of rest from work, so I was engaging in a particularly agonizing examination of the walls – I said, before he could speak, "I'm sorry about my bad temper last time. I get out of sorts occasionally."
"Not at all." His reply was cool, as were his eyes, which rested upon me heavily, like a block of ice. It came to me as I watched him that this young man, whatever his flaws might be, had received personal training from Compassion's...more
What an incredible turn of events! Such a page-turner! I honestly didn't think this story could end well, even vaguely... but... I was happily proven wrong. :)
I disliked the ending a bit. Although it was nice/happy/fulfilling that Merrick became a reformer of treatment of prisoners (despite being a prisoner himself), it was disappointing that his view of life changed so dramatical ...more
There were some disturbing moments that involved the protagonist of this story. The protagonist himself is not easy to read about, even more how this is told from his point of view. It's a well-written story, but in my opinion too short for the message it tried to deliver.
A resident of Maryland, Mx. Peterson lives with an apprentice and several thousand books.