3TC — The Keepsake

5FB55454-D49E-4248-AF52-A81D74FC2FA8“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury,” the defense attorney said, “the matter before you is a simple case of he said/she said. The prosecutor will stand before you spewing a nonsensical word salad in which he will muddy the fundamental issue before this court. He will claim that my client, Miss Meadows, stole the jewel-encrusted, iridescent brooch from her former fiancé, Mr. Donnelly. But we will demonstrate that the relationship between Miss Meadows and my client was, for a time, nothing if not magic.”

The attorney walked over to the table where his client was seated. “In celebration of the one year anniversary of their engagement, Mr. Donnelly presented a beautiful brooch, appraised at $10,000, to Miss Meadows at a party he threw to celebrate the occasion, as a keepsake,” he said. “But after she found about his infidelities, Miss Meadows broke off their engagement and is simply trying to seek possession of the gift Mr. Donnelly gave her.”

The attorney stepped up to the jury box and in a quiet, confident voice said, “What you will be learning through the testimony of eye witnesses who attended the anniversary party will be the unfiltered truth. I have no doubt that, at the end of this trial, you will do the right and just thing and will find in favor of my client.”

Written for Paula Light’s Three Things Challenge, where the three things are “salad,” “keepsake,” and “filter.” Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (case), Ragtag Daily Prompt (iridescence), Your Daily Word Prompt (magic), and Word of the Day Challenge (learning).

6 thoughts on “3TC — The Keepsake

    • Fandango March 2, 2019 / 9:41 pm

      Do you think her attorney made a good opening statement?


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