Short Story: Privilege



“The team employed the use of Nightshade to get the information they wanted from their captive.” Blanton Davis looked up from the file he held.

“For god’s sake, Edwin, what were you thinking?”

Edwin Hollingsworth sneered, “It doesn’t matter, just get me out of this.”

“Get you out of this…” Davis threw the file onto the conference table. “I’m a good… no… great attorney, and I can’t get you out of this. You tried to poison someone.”

“I was only trying to get him to talk, besides he didn’t die.”

Davis dampened his anger. Edwin’s father retained the firm to protect his businesses and his son. The son kept them busier. “You and your buddies are facing attempted murder charges.”

Edwin shrugged.

“You gave Nightshade to your history professor’s assistant to force him to reveal the password to the exam because the star members of your rowing team are failing.”

Edwin shrugged again.

Picking up his briefcase, Davis said, “Find yourself another lawyer.”


Word Count:  163 (with the opening sentence.)

147 (excluding the sentence.)

Sorry, edited what I could!


mondays-finish-the-story Written for the wonderful writing challenge, Mondays Finish the Story. Each Monday, Barbara Beacham posts a picture prompt, along with the first line of the story. The stories must be between 100-150 words and must include the given first line, shown in italics in the story.

Special thanks to Barbara Beacham for sharing her excellent photography skills to provide such challenging prompts. Check out the MFTS blog… some great short stories posted. 

Direct link to this week’s stories…


9 thoughts on “Short Story: Privilege”

  1. You did very well and there is no need to apologize! The limit with the opening line would be 165, so you were two under! Thanks CQ for another excellent contribution and be well…. ^..^


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