Saturday, July 31, 2010

exhibit #L


'And what in your professional opinion caused these multiple scratches, Detective?'

'Over the course of many nights, possibly years, counselor, he either arrived home in dim light or staggered to the door drunk, hopelessly aiming the key off-target.'

'Is there any other way these marks could have been made?'

'I wouldn't think so, counselor. Unless he tried to bite the lock off the door. Or maybe his Poodle did. Or a magpie. They're a nuisance.'

'Your Honor, I object to the note of levity by the witness. This is, after all, a murder trial.'

'Your Honor, I object to the counselor's orange tie paired with a striped yellow shirt.

'Your Honor, the witness...'

'I'll have none of this in my courtroom. Both of you face contempt of court if you proceed out of order.'

'But, Your Honor, a yellow shirt?'

15 Comments:

Blogger willow said...

Drunks and poodles and magpies, oh, my!

8/01/2010 12:04 AM  
Blogger Marilyn said...

Brilliant - I love the fun of it.

8/01/2010 12:54 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

I predict a hung jury ... or maybe the judge will declare a mistrial. Your Magpie is great and I declare it 'innocent of all the counts.'

8/01/2010 1:42 AM  
Blogger nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Well done, a fun read.

8/01/2010 5:03 AM  
Blogger RA said...

LOL A tremendously enjoyable Magpie! :)

8/01/2010 6:35 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

That was a really fun Magpie! Can't wait to see what you'll write next time.

8/01/2010 9:26 AM  
Blogger Miss Nikki said...

intrigue... mystery... humor... poodles: a wickedly great combination!

8/01/2010 1:00 PM  
Blogger Sam Liu said...

Ha! Brilliant, I truly loved every word of this. Beautifully crafted dialogue. "'But, Your Honor, a yellow shirt?'" - great, great line :)

8/01/2010 1:23 PM  
Blogger kathew said...

oh hahah so clever!

8/01/2010 1:42 PM  
Blogger AngelMay said...

Well, all I can say is ... I LOVED THIS. Still laughing here. Most enjoyable.

8/01/2010 5:37 PM  
Blogger Jingle said...

very creative and carefully penned magpie!

8/02/2010 11:17 AM  
Blogger ninotaziz said...

LOL! No one else could have thought of this ...most original!

8/03/2010 11:17 AM  
Blogger Krunal Palande said...

funny piece, enjoyed it thoroughly. It also reminded me of those funny court scene from movies like Anatomy of a Murder and My Cousin Vinny

8/03/2010 11:47 AM  
Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Oh, but what could one expect from a murder trial? Great read!!

8/03/2010 11:01 PM  
Blogger Templeton's fury said...

Such a fun read ;)

8/04/2010 1:21 AM  

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