Six Sentence Story: No Choice

Margaret had a choice- tell the police that she saw Dave grab the drill in a rage and bash in his friend’s head, or save her only son from a life in prison.

Dave had pleaded with his mother to protect him, that he hadn’t meant it and when she hesitated, accused her of never really loving him in the first place.

Margaret was torn between losing her son forever and doing what was right.

She sobbed and prayed for guidance. She tried to convince herself that he didn’t really belong in jail, that he was actually a good person who’d just lost his bearings in that split-second.

Then she saw the victim’s family on TV, the mother weeping for her youngest son and with a heart crushing feeling knew that she had no choice but to stand on the side of justice.

For Six Sentence Stories
Cue: Drill

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17 Responses to Six Sentence Story: No Choice

  1. oldegg says:

    Now this is hard. Perhaps she could try and persuade him to confess it was a disagreement that got out of hand. Glad that situation has never been mine to decide upon.

  2. Lyn says:

    Excellent take on the cue “Drill”

  3. UP says:

    Never wrong to do the right thing; sometimes it’s not easy

  4. Singledust says:

    as a mother myself to boys i can empathise with what she is going through but i wonder if i would be like her and do the right thing or protect my son whatever the costs.

    • swritings says:

      A very excruciating situation to be in by a Mother. But I’m sure a well brought child would be brave enough to hold himself accountable for his own actions but a very agonizing decision indeed.

      • Singledust says:

        rightly so and then the family could stand by him/her, but these days we see kids from broken homes who are growing up so misguided. your story was not only a piece of fiction but a page out of someone’s life.

  5. Jenn says:

    Good story with a great message. It always perplexes me when these parents protect their kids when they’ve committed heinous acts. What if that was YOUR child that had been killed? It’s so selfish. Again, great job.

  6. yow! the first sentence made me laugh, from the shock/surprise value and then the conflict brought on a more somber state… way to mess with the Readers head!

  7. valj2750 says:

    A conundrum that I wouldn’t want to have. Excellent and thought-provoking.

  8. ivywalker says:

    Ive said it many times but it never ceases to amaze me where people go with the cue…. AWESOME!!!

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