Guilty


"To the charge of murder, how do you plead?"

He was innocent.  But they would never let him go: Someone had to be punished.


“Guilty!”

He raised his gun and made it so.



This post was written in response to this week's Trifecta Writing ChallengeThis weekend's challenge is to give us a story or snippet of a story which includes, in exactly 33 words, a justified exclamation point.  Make us believe that your exclamation point simply needs to be in your story.  The writer with the most believable exclamation wins.

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Writing in the Margins, Bursting at the Seams: Guilty

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Guilty


"To the charge of murder, how do you plead?"

He was innocent.  But they would never let him go: Someone had to be punished.


“Guilty!”

He raised his gun and made it so.



This post was written in response to this week's Trifecta Writing ChallengeThis weekend's challenge is to give us a story or snippet of a story which includes, in exactly 33 words, a justified exclamation point.  Make us believe that your exclamation point simply needs to be in your story.  The writer with the most believable exclamation wins.

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28 Comments:

At March 10, 2012 at 10:07 AM , Anonymous Mel @ According To Mags said...

Oh my goodness. This is an intense one!

 
At March 10, 2012 at 10:16 AM , Anonymous The Gal Herself said...

Gulp! (Did you notice my use of exclamation point?) You certainly packed a lot of intensity into just 33 words.

 
At March 10, 2012 at 10:54 AM , Anonymous barbara said...

Make it so! :) Love this. Just the right amount of angst.

 
At March 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM , Anonymous Booguloo said...

That's a bit scary.

 
At March 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM , Anonymous Sightsnbytes said...

Neat one!

 
At March 10, 2012 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

I know! I couldn't come up with a gentle use for an exclamation point!

 
At March 10, 2012 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Yes, I noticed. Thanks for reading! There, now I've put one in.

 
At March 10, 2012 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks, Barbara.

 
At March 10, 2012 at 5:18 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

I know! I wanted something gentler, but just couldn't come up with anything.

 
At March 10, 2012 at 5:18 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks for reading!

 
At March 10, 2012 at 5:32 PM , Anonymous Jill Khoury said...

Ooooh, the last line makes it. Well done.

 
At March 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM , Anonymous Sandra said...

Chilling! And well-deserved exclamation point for it!

 
At March 10, 2012 at 6:34 PM , Anonymous Mommy said...

Tragic - in more ways than one.

 
At March 10, 2012 at 7:01 PM , Anonymous Jessie Powell said...

That's on fire! "If I'm to be condemned for murder, then I may as well commit the crime."

 
At March 11, 2012 at 4:36 AM , Anonymous jaum said...

So good... a 33 word story with a kicker last line!

 
At March 11, 2012 at 5:06 AM , Anonymous Anna Smith said...

Ooh that's chilling :)

 
At March 11, 2012 at 6:06 AM , Anonymous John said...

Oh my! Well done!

 
At March 11, 2012 at 6:39 AM , Anonymous Leslicollins said...

A veritable BANG for an ending - well done!

 
At March 11, 2012 at 6:42 AM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks!

 
At March 11, 2012 at 6:42 AM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks for reading, Anna.

 
At March 11, 2012 at 6:42 AM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Too depressing.

 
At March 11, 2012 at 6:43 AM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks! I really wanted to go for something a bit gentler.

 
At March 11, 2012 at 6:43 AM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks for reading!

 
At March 11, 2012 at 6:43 AM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks for reading, Sandra. This wasn't my favorite thing to write.

 
At March 11, 2012 at 6:44 AM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks, Jill.

 
At March 11, 2012 at 6:46 AM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks - I'm done with exclamation points. Too dramatic.

 
At March 11, 2012 at 8:09 PM , Anonymous Trifectawritingchallenge said...

Wow. I liked your last line a lot. You've managed to give us quite a story here in a very short space. Thanks for linking up. Hope to see you again on Monday.

 
At March 12, 2012 at 1:11 AM , Anonymous Evelyn said...

ooooh. Nasty. Sharp. Well done. Evelyn

 

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