Desperate Measures

Photo © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

He watched the video in horror, his face white as a sheet.  “But, how…?”

“Remember that fridge we saw lying in the grass?  Well, inside it was a video camera.  While we were doing our thing, it was running.  After you left, I stopped it.”

“But, why?”

“I needed insurance.  You politicians are all alike.  You make promises but you seldom follow through.”

“I haven’t promised you anything!”

“This isn’t about me. It’s about Shemar Brown.”

“He’s currently on Death Row.”

“He’s my brother and he’s innocent.  You have to help him. ”


“Go to your father-in-law, the Governor.”

100 Words

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  You can find this week’s prompt Here. To read other stories or to participate, click Here.

16 Replies to “Desperate Measures”

    1. Thanks, Iain. She’s going to use the excuse that she is doing whatever it takes to save her brother’s life but you’re right, neither of them has good ethics. The end doesn’t justify the means.

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    1. Thanks. A lot of people might not agree that the end justifies the means but as you said, who knows what people will do for someone they loved. Lets hope that this man helps her for the simple reason that her brother may be innocent.

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    1. Thanks, Michael. Yes, sometimes, people are forced to do things they wouldn’t otherwise do to get the results they want which, in this case, is justice for a loved one wrongly convicted. I’m considering doing a follow up later down the road.


  1. Some try to ‘work the system’ the only way they believe it could be worked. Not saying it’s okay, but saying I can understand it … Oy vey. We’re not THAT far from it in some places on this very earth, in supposedly ‘developed countries’ are we? ….

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      1. Yes. Very. In my mind two wrongs to do make a right, even if I understand how people may convince themselves that they do. Or that there is no other option. Understanding is not condoning … 😉

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