Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Judgement - Short story

The blast occurred at nightfall. Innocent little kid died. The peaceful city was shaken. People recollected the horrible deaths due to bomb blasts months ago. Safety norms were tightened.  The terrorist was captured.

Judge listened to the arguments.  Judgment was pronounced.  “Killing is crime. No man has the right to take another man's life. You have no right to kill the innocent kid. You are guilty. Likewise, I too do not have any rights to take your life. You will live in prison for rest of your life.”

The eyes of the mother of the dead kid were still not dry.

Posted in ThreeWordWednesday - Prompt: Judge, Nightfall, Safety

6 comments:

lalita choudhary said...

Yeah!! These people are destroying humanity!! Alas! Really well done!!

Nanka said...

A mothers sorrow cannot be erased whatever may be the judgement.

Well thought and written!!

Nara Malone said...

I ache for the mother.

Tweety said...

sigh...i agree with nanka..no one can pacify the mother or console her for the loss of her little child...

Vibhuti B said...

Atleast there is a positive note to your story. That terrorist was caught and punished but I agree with Nanka, what can give solace to a mother whose lost her child?!!!
Good take on the prompt MG. :)

Lost in thoughts said...

Yes, probably the mother's feelings can't be changed irrespective of the judgment.
But I sometimes feel that an eye for an eye is one of the best punishments.