[Short Story] - Murderer - 5minute freewrite challenge

in #freewrite3 years ago (edited)



Standing in front of the judge and jury, he showed no signs of remorse.

“Do you confess the murder of 16 women?”

“16?” A smile formed on Robert’s face. “You know of 16?”

His question took the court room by surprise. People’s jaws dropped in horror and the room became wrapped in quietude.

The lawyer then pierced the silence with a follow up question everyone wanted to know the answer to.

“Were there more than 16 victims?”

“I don’t know, you tell me,” he replied with a cocky smirk.

The lawyer lost his cool. He had never seen such a callous individual.

“Tell me! How many people have you killed!? Tell me!” he yelled.

Robert slowly looked toward the judge and reminded him such behavior isn’t to be accepted in the court room.

“Calm down and have a sit Cavanaugh. Robert, did you murder more than 16 women?” Asked the judge.

“Yes. But I will not tell how many.”

“You are hereby sentenced to death in prison. Take him away.”

Robert stood up and slowly nodded, then peacefully waited for two police officers to take him away.

Ding. Time is up.

The prompt was:


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I turn your writing prompts into stories.

Previous writing prompts I have fulfilled:

Happy ending
#1 - Living off the grid
#3 - A young thief
#8 - A traitor from hell
#9 - Not alone
#10 - Millitary testing grounds
#13 - Bigfoot
#14 - And angel in love with a whore
#15 - Down the rabbit hole
#18 - Reborn as a 10 year old
#19 - A struggling door to door salesman
#24 - Rebellious talking food
#26 - Ssssnails!
#28 - Mission Erased
#32 - Dog's breath
#2 - A dolphin tea party
#4 - Stained hands
#7 - The giant depressed onion
#21 - The red star
#25 - Long-distance Relationship
#27 - A dream
#30 - Potato
#31 - Dragons
#33 - The Jungle
#5 - The homeless man
#6 - A blind date
#11 - The wealthy man
#12 - Happy ending
#16 - Asshole soulmate
#17 - My bunny Fluffy
#20 - War veteran
#22 - Wishing to meet a villain
#23 - School trip
#29 - Green Chewing Gum
#34 - Turkey Trauma

Five minute freewrite challenges I have fulfilled:

Fire, Toilet, Flash, Soft feet, Pillow, Grounding, Surprise, Ending the pain, Going for a walk, Car Mechanic, Murderer.

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That is one REALLY callous man that you wrote about there. Great take on the prompt :).

Yepp. I went all out when creating this "Robert" character...
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D

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Fuck, I enjoy the way your writing is getting better and better! Keep it up :D also a prompt, an argument between a blind and a deaf man hehe should be fun to do

Thanks! :D Means a lot to me ^^

Will do! Hopefully very soon (tomorrow-ish.) :P

I don't like him - and there are too many around. Probably more than we will every know.

Yep. :/ Sadly true. A bit too real a fiction. :3
Getting on it right now! :D