The Dawn by Oksana Vasilenko
Approx. 2,620 words.
Published on December 8, 2010.
"The door opened with an ear-splitting screech.
Already? It was barely the crack of dawn. Through the tiny window high above my head I could see the stars blending into the brightening skies. The last day of my life had started."
What did Giordano Bruno think about on the day he was burnt at stake?