Due Process

Image of a figurine of Lady Justice, holding the scale.The young couple left the ball early to make love in the grounds of the villa. But before they had even removed their gloves, they were mauled to death by the host’s four guard dogs. A trial was held to decide who was to blame. The host! said the prosecution. The couple! said the defense. The dogs! said the expert witness. The judge stood to deliver his judgement. It was love, he said, his eyes misting over. The courtroom erupted. Where was the justice? That same night, lovers everywhere set out to overturn the verdict, again and again and again.

 

Tim Craig lives in London. His small fiction has been included three times in the Best Microfiction anthology. He has never watched any of Succession.

Photo Credit: Jo Zimny Photos

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