Trial of the Century
of a sudden, I heard someone turn a key in the door and it opened. The light from
the hallway nearly blinded me. I shaded my eyes with my hands and saw a tall shadowy
figure enter my cell. He spoke.
My name is Chris P. Bacon. I am the Public Defender and will be representing you
at your trial. He informed me that the charge against me was a serious one.
Again I asked, What is it? What charge do they have on me? Outstanding
parking tickets or something?
replied, No. Its all over the television and newspapers. The
Trial of the Century the headlines are reading! The charge against you is
the one in the books called, A Prose Menace. You are charged with
the writing of bad Wacky Thursday Stories. |
|Stunned, I looked out the bars of my cell and for the
first time in my life, was at a loss of words.
He asked me if I had any character witnesses and of course,
I said yes. I nervously began to tell Mr. Chris P. Bacon who I thought would be
good character witnesses for me and he wrote them down.
began to rattle off some names.
Pookie, The Caterpillar
(who was now a beautiful butterfly)
Boxcar Pete and the Three Blind Mice
Big Burly Bubba Pickle
he stopped me. He said that would be plenty. He also informed me that there would
be an immediate trial and jury selection was going on as we spoke. Since I was
the only one on the docket, they had no problems finding a jury.
he left, they led me to the jailhouse. I had 3 roommates. The first fellow was
in for passing gas in a crowded elevator in a high rise downtown. The next fellow
was in for singing the National Anthem so bad, the people and the players all
left the park. And the last one was in for having no sense of humor
I had a rough time sleeping that night because the first fellow was in the bunk
the heck is a Prose Menace? Will I get out of jail soon and home to my Ziggy Cat?
Who brought these charges against me? Will Chris P. Bacon be able to find all
my character witnesses in time for the trial? Will it be a quick trial in a Kangaroo
Court? Oh my! Tune in tomorrow for answers to these questions and more!|