Sunday Writing Prompt “Interrogation”

Car Accident

“Come on Knuckles stop beating around the bush, you did it, you know you did it, we all know you did it.”

“It wasn’t me. I was at home in bed with a beautiful woman.”

“Come on Knuckles don’t try that old gag on me, we know you did it and anyway what beautiful woman would be interested in an ugly old bastard like you?”

“You’d be surprised. A lot of women find me attractive.”

“Yeah, they must be blind if you ask me.”

“She gorgeous and loves me for who I am.”

“She misguided if you ask me.”

“Well, I’m not asking you. So can I go home now?”

“Not a chance Knuckles, we caught you red-handed.”

“It wasn’t me, I tell you.”

“It was you, Constable Stable identified you.”

“Then he’s wrong.”

“Stable is never wrong, it’s one of his irritating habits. He’s always right.”

“Well, this time he’s wrong. I told you I wasn’t there.”

“Knuckles he saw you, he fingered you for the crime now fess up and let me get out of here. I too have a beautiful wife and want to get home to her.”

“You guys got it all wrong. You get a call about a crime, and straight away you figure it has to be Knuckles O’Reilly but let me tell you there’s a lot of guys out there who look like me.”

“Knuckles there is only one guy who looks like you, and I’m looking at him. If there were other guys out there who looked like you, it would be a sorry state we would be living in.”

“Are you sayin’ I’m ugly?”

“Knuckles it a fact that when looks were being handed out, you were hiding behind the door.”

“You really know how to hurt a guy, don’t you.”

“Let’s face it knuckles, you robbed the Ace Convenience store at seven-fifteen tonight. You took six packets of cigarettes, two all-day suckers and a box of matches. We even found the stuff on you when we arrested you.”

“I had a receipt for all that.”

“You did not, what you showed us was a receipt from last week and that was from Woolworths. Let’s face it Knuckles we got you well and truly.”

“I’m still saying it was a case of mistaken identity.”

“We got CCTV of you in the store holding a fake gun to the store manager.”

“I was just fooling around, and he gave me stuff.”

“It’s a not win for you Knuckles. What do you say, we wrap this up, lock you up, and then I can go home.”

“All right, you got me. I did it. Can I go now?”

“Lock him up and Constable Stable? Good job.”

 

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12 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt “Interrogation”

  1. Sadje says:

    Good story. Very good interrogation technique.

  2. charlypriest says:

    I liked the names of the characters, the fact that it was a short story all in a dialogue form which is not all that easy, and had to chuckle at the line when the detective tells Knuckles that if there were more people that looked like him he would be basically depressed.
    Nice story, enjoyed it very much and it also gave me an idea to practice this type of format, all in dialogue.

  3. Lyn says:

    You have to give him an “A” for effort… or should that be an “E”?

  4. Great job on the interrogation, you might’ve been a detective in another life!

  5. Lorraine says:

    Well done, Micheal.
    So sad to see Australia on fire, again. I hope the folks on Morpeth Road and Grimace Street are safe.

    • Michael says:

      Hi Lorraine today is predicted as a potentially dangerous day. Hopefully my bit of Morpeth Road will be ok. But has been so dry and there is a lot of fuel for a fire. I think today I’d rather be in grimace street.

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