The Unjust Judge

close up court courthouse hammer

“Has the jury reached a verdict?” the judge said, his tone clipped and fast. He held his breath and bladder tight.

The judge wallowed in his sweaty robes while the representative of the jury stood. With each passing second, the judge considered taking his wife’s advice and getting his prostate checked.

The old juror’s hands shook, verdict in his fingers. “Yes, your honor. We find the defendant guilty of talking in the theater and texting while driving.”

“Life in prison, the court is adjourned.”Β The judge pounded the gavel and rushed for the bathroom.Β 

DividerThis was written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #115,Β judge. I felt lighthearted this week, what can I say?

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20 thoughts on “The Unjust Judge

  1. Jules says:

    A fun read. If only we could have a ‘sentence’ for that kind of stupidity and un-thoughtful behavior of talking when one shouldn’t and texting while driving or walking. It is almost too much to bare when stuck behind some twit with a phone in their ear at the grocery store who expects privacy for their one sided conversation and hardly pays any mind to the cashier.

  2. rochellewisoff says:

    Dear H.H.R.,

    Perhaps a stiff penalty…although I’m not so sure about the texting and driving. Yeah, that judge does need to get himself checked out before he gives someone the death penalty for passing notes in class. πŸ˜‰ Good one.



  3. Dale says:

    Methinks his focus is ill-placed! Before sitting on the bench, he best get himself checked over. Who knows what sentence he will give for jaywalking!

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