Sam rests his case

“What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”

Sam had often thought about the words his grandmother used to whisper to him, time and time again – often whilst he’d lay with his head upon her lap as she ran her frail fingers through his scraggly mop of blonde hair.

Many moons had passed since those prepubescent days. Business meetings had replaced after-school kick-abouts, glasses of wine usurped juice cartons and the train window had become his grandma’s lap. He wore his hair differently now; all heavily gelled and styled. She wouldn’t have approved.

The train tracks faltered and Sam’s head was displaced from the cold glass with a startling bump. He looked down at the pile of papers in his lap and began to build his next defence.


A piece inspired by the Monday Finish The Story Challenge. Click here to find out more!

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27 thoughts on “Sam rests his case

  1. Sonya says:

    Great piece of flash! ‘She wouldn’t have approved’ is a great line – I am sure it’s not just the hair she’d not have approved off.

  2. Good use of the prompt. A lawyer with secrets.

  3. A lovely story – an adult still using the memories from his childhood to good effect.

  4. ansumani says:

    Good story with the right touch of nostalgia.

  5. Well done. He learned lessons from his grandmother but chooses to weave webs anyway. Nice. Loved the comparisons…. very lyrical.

  6. babso2you says:

    Grandma was a wise old woman. I hope that he wins his case! Thank you for contributing to the Mondays Finish the Story challenge. See you next time! Be well… ^..^

  7. Perfect prompt for a lawyer story! Loved it. 🙂

  8. Awesome! I loved my grandmother and received very wise advice as well. Great story! 🙂

  9. phylor says:

    What! Lawyers weave those kinds of deceitful webs too 🙂 Great take on the prompt. Enjoyed.

  10. draliman says:

    Hmm, is there some sort of link between lawyers and lying here… 🙂
    Great story, nice take on the prompt!

  11. loricarlson66 says:

    great nostalgic piece filled with intrigue! love it!

    • MrBinks says:

      High praise, many thanks. Please do take a flick through some of my others, you might like them too.

      • loricarlson66 says:

        you are most welcome! and I sure will… might be a day or so as I have a lot of projects and reading to do… but I will definitely be back for more!

  12. Susan Langer says:

    It takes a special kid of person to defend the “guilty.” Good story. 🙂

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