A Fair Trial

“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).


7 thoughts on “A Fair Trial

  1. Sadje January 18, 2022 / 6:36 am

    I recently read a story like this on Diana’s blog. Very good 👍🏼

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  2. Nope, Not Pam January 18, 2022 / 11:07 am

    Great tale, very realistic 😕

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    • Fandango January 18, 2022 / 11:34 am

      Thanks, Deb.


  3. leigha66 January 20, 2022 / 8:10 pm

    There comes a breaking point… good story Fandango.

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