Saturday, August 10, 2019

It won’t bring him back

‘I don’t know whether to be happy or pissed off.’

Michael sat on the courtroom steps.

‘He was exonerated, that was the main thing,’ David replied.

‘Five years and a lifetime late. How’s Marie?’

‘Angry. Exhausted. She’s gone for a walk.’

‘It was so bloody senseless. A schoolyard rumour.’

‘It was more than a rumour. It was a whispering campaign.’

‘I hope the police go after the bastards.’

‘It won’t bring him back.’

‘I’ll never forget finding him. He was innocent, but couldn’t live with accusations. He deserves justice.’

‘He just got it.’

‘No, all he got was the truth.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, that's powerful, Rob. And it shows what ugly rumours can do. Well done