Thursday, 12 December 2013

DECEMBER 12 2013: INJUSTICE


DECEMBER 12 2013: INJUSTICE

Susan Eames
Runnin'

Single shot Jack Daniels

They saying I done rape Maisie. They coming after me.
            I didn't touch her. No Sir. I nobut fishin'. Maisie dropped her bonnet in the creek. While I wades for it, darned if she aint took off her dress. Buck naked creamy white. My knees start shakin' like a pig about to be skinned.
            'Git here, boy, or I'll holla,' she threatened.
            I turned and ran blind. Left ever'thing. Even my shoes. Figure they got proof enough. Man they catch me they gonna have a lynch party and I be the guest of honour.
            Gotta keep runnin', shoes or no.


About the Author
Susan Eames left England over twenty years ago to explore the world and dive its oceans. She has had travel articles and short fiction published on three continents. Until recently, Susan lived in Fiji, but is now currently exploring new possibilities.


1 comment:

  1. Very good. I had great sympathy for the narrator.

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