Saturday, August 3, 2013

All sins require justice

‘You must have done something?’

Paulsen kept his gaze on a spider wrapping a trapped fly.  ‘What?’

‘Even if you are innocent, you must have done something that demands penance.’

‘A few minor infractions doesn’t deserve life imprisonment.’

‘So you did do bad things.  All sins require justice.’

‘There’s a difference between bad and illegal and they're irrelevant anyway.  I didn’t kill that girl.’

‘So you say.  But nobody believes you, man: the police, her family, the jury.  You need to bow down before the lord and pray for forgiveness.’

‘I need a better lawyer.  And a different cell mate.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.


Keen Reader said...

"they're irrelevant anyway" (doesn't change the word count).

Rob Kitchin said...

thanks for the spot. I'm often blind to such typos, despite trying to keep a close eye on such things.