Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge lifts the light of freedom to oppressed peoples everywhere, 100 words at a time. This week's theme is "harmless" and the entry is called "Liability Waiver".
The light was impossibly bright, making the white space between the letters painful to look at. I told the pretty woman with the smart ponytail I would read it, but the letters were swimming. "So what does this last paragraph mean, exactly?", I asked her, feigning poor comprehension.
"You agree to hold us harmless if anything goes amiss," she said calmly.
You're going to fill my body with poison and radiation, I thought, running a hand over my hairless scalp, and you think something might go awry?
I signed at the bottom. What could possibly go wrong, I thought.