Poor Judgment


This was the neighborhood of Jim Rocco, the bright kid raised by a single mother.  He was her pride and joy.  “My Jimmy’s gonna to be a big-time lawyer,” she used to say.

Jim did become a lawyer and eventually, a Supreme Court judge.  Then, a provocative article appeared in the Times, accusing him of impropriety towards a female attorney.  He resigned.

62 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. Also used the word Provocative from Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt.

21 thoughts on “Poor Judgment

  1. Judged by the press – can that really happen? So much in this short piece that sparks my thinking about the role of the media – traditional and new – in our society. Let’s hope Jim gets his chance to be heard.

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    1. You’re right, Keith. In the old days, such things would be hushed but now, there’s social media and other platforms people use. Unfortunately, though, some of these things turn out to be false allegations meant to ruin people. And then, you have those who are still afraid to come forward.


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