Friday, April 25, 2014

V is for Verdict








     The jurors file solemnly back into the box one by one.  Not one glanced his way. Yet they held his fate in their hands.  He stood, staring straight ahead awaiting their decision. 




    

        He thought of his precious wife Melanie lying dead in a pool of blood.  “We the jury, find the defendant guilty of murder.”








48 comments:

  1. Heart pounding and thriller in 55 words, Kathy. I swear such verdict can kill the one and anticipation is the main culprit.

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    1. vishalbheeroo, a verdict like that certainly kills any form of life they might have once thought of having. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  2. A loss and a verdict against him...sad if he is in reality innocent and apt if he isn't I guess...hard hitting 55er Kathy

    V for Violated-Random Thoughts Naba

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    1. Nabanita, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Martha, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  4. That was a triumphant 55fiction and amazing take on Verdict!

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    1. Shesha, I am so happy you liked it!! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  5. Aaaah but did he, indeed, do it????

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    1. JoJo, the jury thinks so. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Pat, yep...he is! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments. At least he shows some remorse. ♥

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  7. The end of two lives, guilty or not...just sad!

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    1. Joe, yes...very sad! Thank you for stopping by and for your comments! ♥

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  8. He's all like, "I didn't kill my wife!" and the jury is like, "we don't care."

    Had to use a Fugitive reference there, sorry. :)

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    1. David, LOL. I am pleased you enjoyed my story. I think a lot of times jury's make up their minds before the case has been fully presented then it is up to the attorneys to try to sway that first impression. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. pixie, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  10. Ah, found guilty, but I wonder if he actually did it?

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    1. jannatwrites, that remains to be seen. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  11. Ooh! But did he really do it? Inquiring minds MUST know.

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    1. Crystal, in my mind while writing this he had done it. I didn't realize until others started reading it that I had left a shred of doubt. Interesting! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  12. snappy story... thank you.

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    1. Jeremy, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  13. Ouuu - did he do it - did he not..? Hmmmm Kathy...

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    1. Eli, while writing it I envisioned him doing it. Never really thought about him not doing it. I am pleased you enjoyed my story. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  14. Did he do it though? I'd say his lack of remorse would say yes.

    ~Patricia Lynne~
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    1. Patricia, the story leaves that up to the reader, but in my mind he did it. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  15. The guilty should pay, but if he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, then life is being really cruel to him.

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    1. Reshma, I agree completely. Thank you for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  16. Was he guilty? A nice one. Keeps the readers guessing.

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    1. Usha, I am so pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  17. And you still left us wondering what the truth was :) Nice, Kathy :)

    ~Shailaja's 'V' post

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    1. Shailaja, I am so pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  18. Did he do it? But when you say, "He thought of his precious wife.."... I think he was not guilty! What is your verdict, Kathy :)

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    1. Shilpa, in my mind...yes. He did it. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed my story. ♥

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  19. Was he really guilty. I thought this came out as an incorrect verdict. What's yours Kathy?

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    1. Suzy, he is guilty. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments! ♥

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  20. ohhh did he kill her!! quite a cliffhanger.

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    1. Rajlakshmi, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  21. Gosh! You have such a talent for the ominous! Kathy, superb! Somehow I thought he wasn't guilty. Sigh.

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    1. Vidya, I am so pleased you liked it!! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  22. Great little story in the short word count. I felt for the poor man and was sure he wasn't guilty. Well done.

    http://cattitudeandgratitude.blogspot.ca/2014/04/apologies-to-letter-v.html

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    1. Cathy, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  23. Such suspense! Was he guilty? Guess we'll never know! Another good one, Kathy. ☺

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    1. Debbie, yes he was guilty. I am so pleased you enjoyed my story. Thank you for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  24. Did he kill? then a well deserved verdict !!

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    1. Sreeja, I believe so! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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