Saturday, February 18, 2017

This is a joke, right?

Tony sighed and rolled his eyes. 

‘I hit him once in self-defence.  He was drunk and looking for a fight.’

‘You admit you killed him?’ The seated cop asked.

‘What? I just told you, he attacked me.  I punched him once.’

‘Once was enough.’

‘This is a joke, right?’ He glared at each cop. ‘I barely touched him.’

‘However you clocked him proved fatal.  Were you in the military, Tony?’


‘How about martial arts?’

‘No.  There must be some mistake.  I punched him once then ran.’

‘And he dropped dead.  Manslaughter.’

‘Manslaughter!  He attacked me!’

‘And you killed him.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Well-written exchange, Rob. And it is funny how one punch can do it...