Saturday, September 8, 2012

Fall-guy witness

‘I saw nothing, man.  Nothing.’

‘You were here when it happened.  You must have seen it.’

‘I never saw nothing.  I was minding my own business.  When I heard the shots I hit the floor.’

‘Well, who else did you see when you was minding your own business?’

‘Nobody.  I saw nobody.’

‘A man’s been shot dead.  We need to find who killed him.’

The young man shrugged.

‘We can protect you them from them.’

‘You couldn’t protect anyone from those guys.’

‘Which guys?’

‘Any guys. I ain’t no fall-guy witness and I ain’t dying for no dead man.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words


Anonymous said...

Rob - You've outline so clearly the reason that the cops sometimes have so much trouble solving their cases...

pattinase (abbott) said...

Especially good one, Rob.