Welcome to Hell.

Nobody says anything on the ride in, even though the wind bucks the chopper, even though the clouds are massing redly, even though the fucking building is on fire.

Welcome to Hell.
Photo by Viktor Jakovlev / Unsplash

1. The Helicopter

Nobody says anything on the ride in, even though the wind bucks the chopper, even though the clouds are massing redly, even though the fucking building is on fire.

2. The Roof

They bundle us out of the chopper and tell us we need to wait to be brought downstairs, without telling us how long.

3. Noises in the Dark

Inside the first floor it’s sweatily dark; the red light that goes glow marks out the writhing of naked flesh.

4. Exploding bankers

He’s swelling like a fucking blimp, but they winkle one more morsel in — that’s all it takes: guts.

5. Naked money wrestling

They grapple and tumble to the floor while an open briefcase full of banknotes lies idly by.

6. Kick him in the crotch, Danny

We do not like this floor and we shuffle to the stairwell as fast as possible.

7. A man who said Tom Waits was overrated is having his tonsils removed through his anus

It’s quite something.

8. Creaking ropes

When this many sway, you can’t really feel anything.

9. He shakes my hand

I’ll never see that watch again.

10. The boardroom

Welcome, he says: I’m going to enjoy this.


For this prompt, I had to write a ten sentence story about a ten storey building. I cheated by using headings.