“Drum-Beat” / Memorable Fancies #813

“Mr. Schnitt, the prosecutor begins quietly, “please tell the court where you were on the night of February 12th.”

Later, there is no quiet. “Why did you tell the police that you were…”;

     “Deep knife wounds consistent with…”;

     “…had followed her for several days, isn’t that what you’ve just testified?”;

     “…ordered to stop, but you…”;

  “Isn’t that right, Mr. Schnitt! Didn’t all of that happen?”

Schnitt covers his ears with his hands, but his palm-flesh drums the words deeper into his mind.



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