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Drabble: There but for the Grace of God - athene
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Drabble: There but for the Grace of God

Written for primeval100 challenge 307 - Asylum

Title: There, but for the Grace of God
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: OCs
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Challenge: 307 – Asylum
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.


It had been his brother’s idea to visit Bethlem Hospital on the Easter public holiday. While Edward laughed at the madmen, Thomas felt only horror at the sight of these poor, chained wretches. But then, Edward always said he was soft.

“This one claims to have seen the star of Our Lord appear in the forest,” their guide announced. “And what’s more, a dragon came from it!”

Thomas’ mind flashed back to the glowing light in the alleyway, and the claw marks on the fence.

Shivering, Thomas looked around at the walls of ‘Bedlam’, and kept his thoughts to himself.




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adafrog From: adafrog Date: March 26th, 2013 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch. Very good.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 28th, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: March 26th, 2013 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eeek! Yes, good idea to keep it to himself or he'll end up in there too! Good use of the prompt
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 28th, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Exactly! No one will believe him, so best to stay quiet, just in case!
stealingpennies From: stealingpennies Date: March 26th, 2013 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Nice use of the prompt - the thought of people going for a nice day out laughing at the madmen is just horrific.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 28th, 2013 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I know, I was researching it on wiki for this drabble, and it's horrible that people thought it was a nice day out, entertainment, to see the insane people.
47eleven From: 47eleven Date: March 27th, 2013 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
That gives me the shivers!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 28th, 2013 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
freddiejoey From: freddiejoey Date: March 27th, 2013 04:42 am (UTC) (Link)
How atmospheric!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 28th, 2013 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: March 27th, 2013 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Very clever use of the prompt and very chilling!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 28th, 2013 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. As soon as I saw the prompt I knew I wanted to do something like this, it just took a week to write it!
fififolle From: fififolle Date: March 27th, 2013 09:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Aha! That's better. Sort of. *shiver* Oh, Thomas! You're not mad!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 28th, 2013 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
See! There was a drabble after all! Poor Thomas, he probably didn't want to be reminded of what he'd seen.
kristen_mara From: kristen_mara Date: March 27th, 2013 10:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Eeeeek!!!


deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 28th, 2013 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
*evil grin* Thanks!
reggietate From: reggietate Date: March 27th, 2013 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
*meep*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 28th, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Meep is good... *evil grin*
joshinator From: joshinator Date: March 27th, 2013 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's creepy and packs a punch.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 28th, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
dreamer_98 From: dreamer_98 Date: March 27th, 2013 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, very eerie. A great glimpse in time.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 28th, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, glad you liked it.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: March 27th, 2013 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eeek! Great use of the prompt.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 28th, 2013 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I'm a bit surprised no one else seemed to use the 'mental asylum' definition of the word, rather than the 'sanctuary' definition.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: March 27th, 2013 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, very atmospheric...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 28th, 2013 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
lsellersfic From: lsellersfic Date: March 29th, 2013 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh! Very clever idea!!!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 29th, 2013 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: March 31st, 2013 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, very nicely done!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 7th, 2013 10:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
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