Dane stared at the tracks. Ahead could be anything, but he couldn’t go back, Zell had made that very clear. He had no choice if he wanted the money. And he did. He had to move forward.
The path looked clear, but noise echoed from the tunnel
ahead. Inside, the key to his freedom. If only he didn’t need the money. Sweat
rolled down his brow and his heart pounded. He sucked in a deep breath and moved
In 99 words (no more, no less) using the phrase “beggars can’t be choosers.” You can play with the words, alter them or interpret them without using the phrase. Give it any slant you want — show what it means or add to its meaning. Go where the prompt leads!