Should I Call My Lawyer?

Jill admired her reflection in the full-length mirror in her boudoir. Wearing her sexiest silk dress, the breeze from the oscillating fan gently blowing her long, bleach-blonde hair, she felt she looked every bit the movie star. She was in her element.

She almost glided to the bedroom door, her hand grabbing the doorknob and gently turning it. She pushed the door open and made her way to the grand staircase. She slowly, gracefully descended them with a poise unexpected under the circumstances.

“Thank you for meeting me, Mrs. Donnelly,” Detective Fred Morrisey, who was waiting for Jill in the foyer at the bottom of the stairs, said. “I just need to get some information from you. I’ll be brief.”

“I understand, Detective, that you want to speak with me about the disappearance of my beloved husband, Brian,” Jill said in a manner that was both sugary sweet and filled with disdain.

“That is correct, Mrs. Donnelly,” Morrisey said.

“Please call me Jill,” she said. “I’m happy to talk to you, but you’ll get no admissions from me, Detective,” Jill said, defensively.

“No one is accusing you of anything, Mrs. Donnelly,” Morrisey said. “Not yet, anyway. Your husband is an important political fundraiser, and I’m sure he has many enemies, one of whom is Eric Lofgren, the head of a radical faction of the opposition party. We have reason to believe that your husband was kidnapped by that group.”

“I have no knowledge of such things,” Jill said. “Should I be calling my lawyer?”

“Do you deny knowing or having a relationship with Eric Lofgren?” Morrisey asked. “Before you answer, here are some photos of you and Mr. Lofgren and you appear to be quite cozy.”

“I admit to nothing,” Jill said. “You need to leave now.”

“Actually, Mrs. Donnelly,” Morrisey said, “You need to come down to the station with me. You might want to change out of that silk dress and get comfortable, though. You could be there for a while. And it would be wise to have your lawyer meet you there.”


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (silk), Word of the Day Challenge (oscillating), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (element), My Vivid Blog (doorknob), The Daily Spur (sugar), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (admissions), and Your Daily Word Prompt (faction).

14 thoughts on “Should I Call My Lawyer?

  1. msjadeli July 23, 2022 / 7:20 pm

    :::reaching for the popcorn::: I wanna know what happens next 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. donmatthewspoetry July 24, 2022 / 2:30 am

    I believe she replied ‘I’m happy in my silk dress. Just take me’…

    What am I to make of that Fan?…….

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  3. Nope, Not Pam July 24, 2022 / 3:52 am

    This sounds like an episode of Colombo 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango July 24, 2022 / 7:04 am

      It does. Now you’ve got me visualizing my Detective Morrisey as Peter Falk!

      Liked by 1 person

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