This week I’m welcoming a new writer to my Guest Writer Spot. Nest Madden is one of my amazing students and he thought you’d all like to read a story with an Easter theme. Here’s a little background detail on Nest:
‘Nest is a decorated security specialist who has over thirty years’ experience in front line security work in the UK, Northern Ireland and abroad. He has worked for and with various Governmental departments and also as a security consultant. Now in his retirement, he is turning his talents to stories that are based on true experience.’
Here is Nest’s entertaining story:
The Easter Bunny
Many years ago in an unnamed prison somewhere in the United Kingdom a story played out just after Easter. It seems that the officers at this said prison had staged an Easter egg hunt for their families, with one of the officers being dressed in a giant Easter bunny outfit. Everyone had enjoyed the spectacle of one of their friends and colleagues capering about in a big rabbit suit.
Now, at the same time, there was a prisoner in the prison who was particularly troublesome; he was apparently a particularly obnoxious and evil individual, with numerous convictions for all sorts of horrible crimes. This man was also prone to litigate against the prison staff for any perceived injustice or inconvenience. He sued if his daily paper was late, he sued if his food was cold; all in all he was a monumental pain!
One officer always came on duty early, to make his tea and get ready for the working day. He was surprised to find the Easter bunny outfit stored in the tea room awaiting being taken back to the fancy dress shop from whence it came. The officer hatched a cunning plan. Quickly dressing in the rabbit costume he made his way to the cell block where the aforementioned prisoner was located. Quietly as he could he opened the cell as the prisoner was sound asleep. Striding over to the prison cot he roughly shook the man awake. The prisoner, startled, opened his eyes to be confronted by a six foot rabbit standing over him; he let out an almighty shriek as the rabbit whirled out of the cell, slamming the door.
The following day nothing happened; the prisoner convinced himself it had all been a nightmare. But the day after that the rabbit made an appearance again. Once again it entered the cell, shook the man awake and before the prisoner could react the rabbit was gone. When the other day staff came on duty the prisoner was gibbering about a six foot rabbit. Of course nobody but the prankster knew what the man was on about.
The prisoner was now so upset he couldn’t sleep as he kept waiting for the rabbit to reappear. A couple of days passed and the medical officer was doing his rounds. Getting to one prisoner’s cell he asked, as he always did, “Morning, everything alright?”
“Well not really, you see this huge rabbit keeps coming in my cell and waking me up.”
“I beg your pardon? Are you saying you’re seeing rabbits in your cell?”
“No, not rabbits, a huge tall rabbit, who comes and wakes me up.”
“I think you’d better see the visiting psychiatrist when he’s next here.”
Both the medical officer and the prisoner failed to notice an officer standing behind them with a slight smirk on his face.
If you’d like to see your work in my Guest Writer Spot, please contact me here or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. I accept stories, poems, articles – in fact, anything and everything. All you have to do is make sure your prose is no longer than 2000 words and your poems no more than 40 lines.