Interrogation

My latest piece of flash based on the photo prompt. The story also had to include a death.

 

 

 

Typhoon Maid Thursday. CC photo by Shijo Moriwaki.

 

“Anything to say for yourself?”

“No.”

“We both know that’s you.”

“Are you kidding?” He fanned his face and wiped his brow. “That’s a woman. Got any water? Aspirin? I’ve got a killer headache.”

“Nope.”

“What am I doing here anyway? You don’t have anything on me. If you did, you’d already have arrested me.”

“Do you think you can deceive me? You don’t think I know what you wanted to put in that water? Look! Take a good god—“ He shivered with the word. “—damn look. I know that’s you.”

“That’s not me. Sure you don’t have any water?”

“Quite sure.”

“I’m telling you, I didn’t do anything.”

“But you thought about it.”

“Yeah, so?”

“Well, that’s what you’re here for. What you wanted to do. And that’s why you’ll be staying the rest of your years with me. A lifetime sentence. What? You can’t remember?”

He rubbed his forehead and felt the bloody hole.


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