A Child Named “Justice”

chess-eyes

PHOTO PROMPT © Jeff Arnold

“They say bad things happen around her.”

Will watched the child’s innocent play.  Perfect.

“Her parents died when she was very young.”

She hid her scars well.  Good.

“She’s been in and out of foster homes.  They say bad…”

“I’m not superstitious.  The paperwork should be set.  Thank you.”

Back home, Will was putting the finishing touches on the cameras when a weight hit him.

He spun.

Nothing.  His imagination.

The chessboard flipped and the girl was there.

Her eyes glowed.

In a woman’s voice she said, “Will, Justice has arrived!”

It was a terrible accident, but the girl survived.

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Sorry for double dipping this week.  When I wrote the first story, I was under the influence of Rochelle’s sweet scene.  Later, I looked at that eye and saw something totally different….

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Word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo © Jeff Arnold.  Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

 

38 thoughts on “A Child Named “Justice”

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      … When I looked more closely at that eye, it just seemed a little creepy. Or perhaps that it had some type of power. Thanks.

      Yes, he was going to repeat the line about bad things, driving it in that some people feel she is cursed or something, but Will decided that was a “selling” point on a person he wanted to exploit. He should have listened,though I guess we’re glad he didn’t so that one more dangerous person is off of the streets…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      They say bad things happen around her. What they don’t say is that those bad things are, perhaps justified…. Thanks. When I took a longer look at that photo I thought that eye was a little creepy, so I had to write a story to match.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I didn’t’ want to be too specific about Will’s exact crimes, but I tried to hint that he was doing something very unsavory. My guess is that if he was trying to find a previously abused little girl, it’s better not to wonder too much about it and just be glad he won’t hurt anybody else… Thanks.

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  1. cordeliasmom2012

    I actually didn’t even notice the eye with the first post, I only focused on the chess set. Both stories are good, but I think I like this one a little better, especially considering that today is Halloween.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yeah, I didn’t realize how creepy it looked until I posted it in the other story, which is why I had to go back and make a new story. The girl in this story may be creepy, but that doesn’t mean her hard hand doesn’t land on those who deserve it…. Whatever she did to Will, he deserved it and more!

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