Closing Arguments

“Now that all of the facts have been verified and presented to the jury, I’m sure I will be able to cobble my closing arguments together pretty quickly,” Daniel Snyder, the assistant DA, told his boss.

“I hope so, Dan, because the jury is going to be sequestered during deliberations and the longer this takes, the worse our chances for a guilty verdict get,” Elliot Harwood said. “Just make sure you can effectively bridge any potential gaps for the jury in your closing statement.”

“I’ve got it all laid out,” Dan said. “It’s not a slam dunk, but I think my approach is solid and the law is obviously on our side. The jury members will see that clearly.”

“That’s why I’ve got you at the top of my ADA rotation, Dan,” the Manhattan District Attorney said, “and I’m counting on you to bring a guilty verdict home. I’d hate to have to bench you if you lose this case. I won’t hesitate to reassign you from Manhattan office to the Bronx. And that’s not where you want to spend the rest of your career, is it, Dan?”

“I’ve got this, Elliot,” Dan said, hoping the beads of perspiration forming on his forehead would escape Elliot’s notice.

Written for these daily prompts: E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (verified), My Vivid (will), Your Daily Word Prompt (cobble), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (sequestered), Ragtag Daily Prompt (bridge), The Daily Spur (approach), and Word of the Day Challenge (rotation).

10 thoughts on “Closing Arguments

  1. donmatthewspoetry May 7, 2022 / 9:22 pm

    You got me all worked up here Fan. Leading me on without knowing the jury verdict. And the fate of poor Dan…….

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    • Fandango May 7, 2022 / 10:10 pm

      Dan is fine. He’s learned to love The Bronx. 😏


      • donmatthewspoetry May 7, 2022 / 10:24 pm

        I’m glad he’s fine despite losing the case. I’m sure the Bronx offers good legal training opportunities.

        Another thing. We all like happy endings. It’s what makes good fiction…….

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  2. Nope, Not Pam May 8, 2022 / 3:20 am

    Nothing like support at the workplace 🙄

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  3. leigha66 May 9, 2022 / 7:38 am

    It is not like his entire career is resting on this one case… talk about pressure!

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