Saturday, September 28, 2013

No comment

Stiles pushed back the chair, paced to the wall and back. 

‘Karen’s dead, Michael.  You killed her.’

The man continued to stare at the off-white table top.

‘You beat her to death with a kettle. ... Pummelled her with it.  She put up with you for twelve years and that was her reward?’

Stiles bent down to the table, leaning on his long arms. 

‘So how was it, Michael?  You had an argument? ... It got heated and you lost your temper? ... For god’s sake, man, you killed her!’

Michael slowly raised his head, his expression blank.  ‘No comment.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.


Keen Reader said...

Shouldn't "god's" be capitalised?

Anonymous said...

Rob - Nice scene there. I do like that moment of confrontation.

Rob Kitchin said...

Keen Reader, I think it's fine to have in lower or upper case. Usually it would be capitalized as it is an appeal to a name, but the phrase is often used in an idiomatic, colloquial and non-possessive way.