Sunday, August 11, 2013

"The Confession" In 100 Words

By Michael Seese

In what has become a weekly event, Janet Reid is having another 100-word contest. This time, we have to include:


This week's piece, "The Confession," is rather chilling, if I do say so myself.

The Confession

“Mr. Sims, are you aware that under California Penal Code section 262, non-consensual sex with a spouse is rape?”

David sat, motionless.

“Sir, did you hear me?”

He heard. But his brain was occupied, occupied with the words, thoughts, images which caromed in a confused jumble. He tried to pull sense from the slush, sift the fact from the fiction.

Where is she? What did I...  


“Mr. Sims, we can subpoena your former wives. Have them testify.”

“You’ll need a spade to find them,” he whispered.

Apparently, David only now realized, this wasn’t the first time.

What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts on "The Confession."

On a similar note, Janet's blog has a call-out for A.S. King's 100-word contest. That one is open until August 18. So you have time. My entry is up there.

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