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.
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.