Writing 101, Day Thirteen: The Serial, That Day in the Woods, pt 2…
Earlier in the course, you wrote about losing something. Today, write about finding something. For your twist, view day four’s post and today’s post as installments in a series.
Part 1 is here Writing 101: Day Four
“Worse for myself? Going with you would be worse. I didn’t kill anyone.”
“Then, just let her go and we can talk about it.” Greg had put on his ‘honestly’ face. Speller wasn’t buying it.
“Bull! That’s what they said back in Vancouver and they didn’t listen. I. Didn’t. Kill. Anyone. If you want to talk we can talk here, as we are.”
“If you didn’t kill anyone then why did you run? Only the guilty run.”
“Actually, that’s not totally true, Greg.” I felt I had to put in my two cents. “I think there are occasions where the innocent would run. It’s like people confessing to shit they didn’t do for some inane reason or another. Or the opposite of that, I dunno, but maybe Speller here felt he had no other way out and this was the best he…”
“Beth?” Greg interrupted
“Well you’d babble too if there were a knife at your throat.” Speller’s grip lessened a bit. “Anyway, I’m just saying maybe he’s telling the truth. Innocent until proven guilty, right?”
“Okay Mr. Speller, we can talk here, but you have to see it from my point of view, you look pretty guilty right now. Let her go, I will do my best to help you, but I will still have to take you in.” He had on his regular ‘I’ll do what I can to help’ face now. Speller let go but stayed behind me, using me as a shield. Well you can’t blame him, really, but still.
“I didn’t do it. As far as I know they never looked at anyone else, just me, because I didn’t have alibis, they had evidence they said but wouldn’t say what. I kept asking how they could have any because I didn’t do it and the lawyer they got was useless.”
“I’ve read the info they emailed me, they don’t have evidence and they lied, probably to get you to confess. You didn’t do yourself any favours by running, but they do apparently, now have another they are looking into.”
“I don’t believe you. Why would they still be looking for me then? Just let me go.”
“Oh, Greg’s not lying. If he says he’ll do what he can he means it, but that may not be much cos he’s up here and it happened down there and they’re probably are looking for you cos you skipped bail.”
“Oh, right, you have a point there. Fine, I’ll come with you, I’m tired of living in these woods, weird shit happens out here sometimes you know.”
“We know.” Greg and I said in unison.