“All arise- Before the judge!”

“Thank you and may be seated! First off let us get to the case of Robert Haze!”

“Robert, I would like you please stand up before the court and state your name please?”

“Yes your honor. Hi, my name is Robert; and this is not all flash fiction darling here from Orange county jail, as you can see , I’m wearing a beautiful orange for my appearance.”

The last comment made the crowd go up in laughter but some jury members not so much!

“Okay thank you, Robert, be seated. Order that’s it, Order in the court! “He started to bang his hammer in motion for the audience to settle down.

The judge begins by bringing up the case of my Robbery from two and a half months ago.

Judge: “I see you are in here for aggravated assault and attempted robbery.”

Attorney speaks: Your honor we have here a case of something that will not happen again. As you can see here on this chart, brought to you by FBI statistical website; the offender has put in at least almost three months.

“He has served his term of statistical time that usually goes with good behavior. “

Prosecutor: Objection! Inmate has had one count of battery while in prison, your honor. He can’t just go around saying that the inmate has changed his radical behaviors by spending just months in jail.

“Over ruled! Go ahead attorney! “

“Yes your honor! As you can see here half of people that go into prison for a term of three months will come out and never repeat the offense again or any other subsequent offenses. Of which all of these statistics are not a flash fiction game. This is all I have your honor.”

“Would the defendant please stand! Robert, since you do have a near clean record, I would love to grant you months to years of your jail sentence on probationary terms. “;

“But as I see here, you are not yet through the three months of jail and I would like to see some more weeks of good behavior to prove the defendants claims of this not being flash fiction.

As in sequence of that said by me, we will go ahead and set another hearing for three weeks from now!

Attorney: “Two weeks, please, your honor?”

“Two weeks will be granted on your request! Thank you for asking so nicely about this flash fiction game. “

He bangs his hammer hard and it makes my ear drums ring. I thought we were friends by the way the judge addressed me at the end. I do wish that could be permitted to yell something but that would raise my sentence.

I end up walking out of the courtroom with my head down because of the shocked feeling I had to get over. It was so close to me being free today to win the flash fiction game? I will push through to the end!



               OUT: Robert Haze