A spacious rotunda room was immaculate. Even the air felt sterile and controlled. The space commanded our full and undivided attention.
‘We have individual cubicles on each floor.’
I looked up and there were pale grey doors everywhere.
‘Do they stay there alone?’ A human rights defender from our delegation broke the silence. He was towering over seven other delegates, distinguished Azerbaijani judges and lawyers.
‘Federal inmates are kept in isolation,’ the American colleague explained.
‘I’d speak up more often, if Azerbaijan had facilities like this. You call this a prison? This is a holiday!’
This is a 99-word flash on the theme of showing someone around a property. Here is the prompt: ‘Who’s showing whom, and how do they feel about it? Is it a country house, a garden shed or something in between? Is it even a building or is it a piece of land or a virtual property like website or blog? Don’t let your imagination be constrained by four walls.’A big thank you to Anne Goodwin for the prompt. You can read more on Carrot Ranch website here.
I also want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank to a man who made this trip possible for me back in 2002. A trip to Miami was a dream come true. Today is his birthday. I’m blessed to know such an amazing and generous person. He changed the course of my life. Happy Birthday!