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The Coliseum by Patrick Lestewka

By Patrick Lestewka

Deep within the Canadian again state a brand new scan in severe penal punishment is underway. even if formally often called the Innuvik penal complex, it’s extra widely recognized as: The Coliseum. On October fifteenth, 1993, the 1st twenty prisoners have been unleashed. those have been the worst of the worst. Brutal criminals, psychopaths, lunatics, name them what you are going to. this day there's a batch of recent fish. Harlan Rudduck, known as The Beast, and boy is he, bodily and mentally. A brutal and ruthless killer sentenced to conflict the opposite beasts haunting the interior of a jail Hell wouldn’t even wish. Albert Rose, an easy and meek guy who buries himself in his paintings. Then sooner or later he loses his task after which unearths out an lousy mystery approximately his spouse. Now he’s approximately to determine what occurs if you happen to kill the incorrect guy. Jackson Cantrell, a super and charismatic guy. solid traits except you’re additionally an entire psychopath operating for the Lord. it all started with convincing his brother to jab his personal eyes out with a fork to “see the light.” And now, after sending 487 of his fans to fulfill their maker, Cantrell’s manic religion is ready to be confirmed as he and his fellow inmates are unshackled and published into The Coliseum. How lengthy will they live to tell the tale? What turned of the unique 20 prisoners? And what the hell is breeding within the deep, darkish recesses of… THE COLISEUM!

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The tribe sits in a circle around Jackson Cantrell. Gregor addresses him. ” “I was imprisoned for my beliefs, brothers. ” Gregor nods. ” Every man who has ever served time has an excuse: The trial was rigged. I had a bum DA. It wasn’t me, it was the one-armed man, or the third gunman on the grassy knoll. a. Jeremy Hanson, also has an excuse: Society frowns unjustly upon cannibalism. Jeremy killed for the first time when he was just eight years old. He was playing in the sandbox when his three-year-old brother Craig struck him with a Lincoln Log.

Didn’t think so. This place is the same as any other prison, ’cept everything goes down on a higher level. In a regular super-max you can shoot your mouth off, even hit another inmate and live, because the screws are always there to break things up. Here, you hit anybody, trash-mouth anybody, you’re playing with your life. ” “What about the others? ” Charlie shrugs. “You in one, you eat. Either the sky-meat or your fellow inmates, but you eat. If not, you’re a buzzard, you pay tribute and feed off the scrap-heap.

They are stronger than us. ” “True,” Jackson says. “But when Jesus was hung on the cross, he suffered so mankind might thrive. So should it be with us—those who die shall be celebrated as heroes! ” A man stands with a crude metal club in his hands. ” A chorus of voices respond. “The time for purging has arrived, brothers! ” More men stand. They brandish metal bars and shivs and lengths of razor garrotewire. “Yes my people,” Jackson nods. “Together we can reclaim what is ours. ” He smiles, mouth a wall of serrated ivory.

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