Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – The Fall

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“Mr. Bradley, you may address the jury with your final statements.”

“Thank you, Your Honor.”

“Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, the evidence has been presented.

This wasn’t a premeditated murder.

This wasn’t a crime of passion.

This was an accident.

A couple arguing.

It escalated into an enraged physical confrontation.

The prosecution would have you believe that my client pushed him out the window.

When, in fact, she struggled to free herself from her husbands tight grip around her neck.

She shoved him.

He fell backwards and out the window.

There’s only one verdict for my pregnant client.

Exoneration.”

2015©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Fiction
Word Count – 100 words

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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of whom I am no matter what venue I choose to express it.

36 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Fall

  1. I’m new here, but quickly becoming enamored of your prose. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I liked this very much, it felt like a much longer piece than 100 words. Thank you for visiting and following my blog, I am sorry it took me so long to get round to visiting yours. 🙂

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  3. Howdy! Nice work here – Using the lawyer’s monologue to narrate the tale was clever, and referencing the prosecutions argument throws in that touch of doubt to her tale to the reader (and the juror I suppose!), which adds to the interest and drama.
    Well done.
    KT

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  4. And you had to throw in that pregnancy for sympathy. I admit, as a juror I’d fall for it. It’d be enough to cast a shadow of doubt, even if I’d vote to exonerate for the baby’s sake. I’m a softy.
    Great story though. You drew me in. I’d love to read more.

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  5. Ah ha … we’ve returned to the scene of the crime. Nicely done.

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  6. I reserve judgement on the crime but I liked your work. 🙂

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  7. Nicely written and well set up.
    Clearly there are no answers for the reader.
    The fact that he is a Liar, sorry, Lawyer, does not necessarily mean that his client is not telling the truth.

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  8. I think she’s well rid of him, but, she had quite a strong push considering her condition!

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    • Yes, no man should put a hand on a woman. In return, no woman should put a hand on a man especially in her condition. Depending on what the argument is about there may have been rage enough to give her brute strength. Only the ones involved know the truth. Thanks, Gilly
      Issy 😎
      p,s, why don’t you give this challenge a go one of these days? You’ve done quite a few like this 100 word challenge in the past. I think you’d be great. The water is warm take the plunge. 😊

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  9. Ohhhh. Here is a case where I don’t know if “good” and “lawyer” should be in the same sentence! Great story based on this photo, Izzy!

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    • Ahhh … the reputation of lawyers. Unfortunately, we knew way too many. There is some truths to how they’re perceived.
      I was going to go with the story of my youth but decided against it. Not willing to go there right now. Can you say, ‘Memoir?’ I went in the direction of the law as per the absorption from mate experiences. LOL
      Totally, understand the lawyer effect. 😳

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  10. Good story, and if he had a tight grip on her neck, there should be marks to prove it. She’ll be fine, I think.

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  11. Querida Isadora,

    Clearly a case of self-defense. Abierta y cerrada. 😉 Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • Querida Rochelle,
      Not so fast …. there may be a bit of other things going on. She may have discovered something going on with her husband that she shoudn’t have. There’s always the possibility that in the heat of anger she may have intended to push him out the window. Once done, regret may have set in. Yes, no man should put a hand on a woman. In return, no woman should put a hand on a man especially in her condition. It’s up to the jury to interpret the evidence. But, in sympathy to her condition, acquital might be a good idea. I think this would make a good after dinner party conversation. 😊
      Gracias por venir a mi casa,
      Isadora 😎

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  12. We only need reasonable doubt (in theory). In practice, the jurors’ prejudices are on trial.
    Good piece.

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  13. Now I want to know if the jury believes Mr Bradley. After all the dead man can’t speak for himself.

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    • At times, investigators have been able to hear the dead speak. Evidence is discovered and the guilty are found.
      The defense attorney seemed to be focusing on her pregnancy. However, there may have been some things that
      he had done that created the angry fight. The lies may have brought her to heights she later regretted. Ahhh … stories.
      One can create a great deal with the imagination. 😊Thank you, Claire, for commenting while visiting my blog.
      Isadora 😎

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  14. It’s a fine line, but on the whole I think she’s exonerated. That’s my verdict.

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    • A very fine line, Sandra. The pregnancy could be a factor in finding her innocent. But, there’s always the possibility that in the heat of anger she may have intended to push him out the window. Once done, regret may have set in. Yes, no man should put a hand on a woman. In return, no woman should put a hadn on a man especially in her condition.
      This is a conversationt aht would go well at a dinner party. Thank you for your thoughtful comment and for exonerating the protagonist.
      Isadora 😎

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  15. So deserved, but shouldn’t judge should I?

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    • Her pregnancy might bring sympathy from some but there are others who may claim she was aggressive thereby cereaing
      the violence or male abuse. Something for the jury to consider, too. I found this thought provoking afterwards.
      Thanks, Gerry. Good comment.
      Isadora 😎

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  16. He said/she said, only he’s not around to say, and the victors write the history. Do we hope she gets off – even if he deserved it? 😯

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    • There’s a lot to consider as a juror. Perhaps, her version isn’t as innocent as she claims. Could she be using her pregnancy
      to gain sympathy when in essence she may have been the aggressor? And, now-a-days, there is a law for men when woman are violent and abusive to men. Sometimes, in a murder case, evidence can come to light from the grave.
      Thanks for commenting while visiting and creating this wonderful dialog, Archon.
      Isadora 😎

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