Friday, February 01, 2013

A Bonza Jest: Landslide, Flood And Fire.

In the Contention Courthouse where courtroom 13 is jam packed with spectators, media and hangers on who are waiting for the jury to return and deliver its verdict in the case of Tom, Dick and Harry who committed an act of terrorism by using a rocket propelled grenade to blow up a bus full of tourists. As the jury members pile back into the courtroom and seat themselves in the jury box Judge Judith Juniper raps her gavel to bring order to proceedings. When there is total silence she asks, has the jury reached a verdict?.
Yes your honour, replies Felicity Foreperson.
How do you find the defendants guilty or not guilty?.
We the jury find the defendants guilty as charged.

After the cheering, clapping and shouts of delight have subsided Judge Judith Juniper starts to pass sentence and says, since this is the most callous and horrendous crime it demands a very unusual punishment therefore the defendants will be executed tomorrow morning in the back paddock by a four person firing squad. Each of the defendants will be executed at fifteen minute intervals starting at 8 am sharp.

During the night a thick fog has turned up on the back paddock where spectators, media and hangers on have gathered waiting for the executions to begin. The town clock strikes 8 am and first up is Tom who is dragged kicking and screaming from his gaol cell and dumped on his knees in front of the four person firing squad who then take aim with their rifles when suddenly Tom screams "Lansdslide" which sends everyone ducking for cover allowing Tom to escape through the thick fog.

After everyone has stopped running around like headless chooks and gathered together once again. Dick is next up and is being dragged by the scruff of the neck along the dry ground and forced down on his knees in front of the four person firing squad who once again take aim with their rifles when Dick yells "Flood" which sends everyone running for higher ground allowing Dick to escape through the thick fog.

Once again when everyone has gathered together. Harry swaggers out with his head held high, drops to his knees in front of the four person firing squad who once again take aim with their rifles. Remembering how Tom and Dick escaped Harry unfortunately shouts "Fire" which is exactly what the four person firing squad do.

(c) 2013 Windsmoke.

4 comments:

Andrew said...

I didn't see that coming.

River said...

I can't believe that firing squad was so foolish as to believe Tom and dick.

Ygraine said...

Tom and Dick certainly had the firing squad fooled...and me! Hehe:D

FruitCake said...

Very Good. I didn't see it coming either.