“Look, we may be in a crisis situation, but, son, as we enter litigation,” Bruno’s mother said,” it’s imperative that we don’t allow ourselves to become too maudlin about it. I did some eavesdropping when our attorney was talking to the DA and he said that our petition has been submitted to the court and we may get a change of venue. And that’s a good sign, Bruno.”
“You weave a great tale, Mama, but it’s a fiction,” Bruno said. “It’s folly to think that I’ll get a fair trial and that this will all work out, even with a delay and change of venue. Daddy was abusing you and he was a mean sombitch who deserved what I did to him. I shoulda done it sooner. Mama, I get no joy in telling you this, but I’m jumping bail and going on the lam.”
Written for these daily prompts: Scott’s Daily Prompt (in a crisis), The Daily Spur (litigation), Your Daily Word Prompt (imperative), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (maudlin), My Vivid Blog (eavesdropping), Word of the Day Challenge (petition), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (weave), Ragtag Daily Prompt (folly), and JusJoJan (joy).