'For Your Boy' by Debbi Voisey
Cell – a place of incarceration. If you have weapons on you and no documents, you will be thrown into one.
Cell – the area covered by one of the transmitters in a cellular telephone system. A man will take your phone from you and put a bag over your head.
Cell – a lodging room for a monk or a nun. You used to pray to God. You feel these days that he has abandoned you.
Cell – a small, subversive group of political activists. When you live in fear and desperation, and promises are made to you, involvement is sometimes inevitable.
Cell – one of many small compartments, as in a bee hive. There is a bee buzzing incessantly in the corner. You feel it will drive you insane. You can’t kill it because your hands are tied behind your back.
Cell – the smallest structural and functional part of an organism. Sometimes these can be cancerous. Your youngest boy has these in his body and you just want to help him.
Cell – a device used for generating strong electrical current. For the love of God, tell them about your boy…
This was previously published on Reflex Fiction , and appears in their first anthology.