This is a short story in response to Trifecta’s Writing Challenge
The story had to utilize the word Clean in it’s 3rd definition.
Sitting in the waiting area with her hands between her knees, trying to hide her shakes. Nervously waiting for Officer Wilson to come and speak with her. The door to his office opens and out he steps, motioning for her to go there, so she did.
“Hello Lucinda, have a seat right here” as Officer Wilson pulls out a chair for her.
“We need to talk about what happened yesterday, we have heard a few different stories and we need to clear them up.”
Slightly agitated she says “I told you what happened, I don’t know about any other story, but they are wrong.”
“Listen, your husband is dead Lucinda, you admit to stabbing him, but your story isn’t adding up.” Said the Officer harshly.
Lucinda begins to sob, the shaking had taken over her whole body at that point. She had suffered at his hands for many years. The unexplainable bruises, and broken bones were his doing. Everyone in town knew it but said nothing. Same beating different day. That’s just how it was in their household, but yesterday was different for Lucinda, something was going through her head. She suffered through the beating like usual. But this time she waited until her loving husband was fast asleep with the help from a bottle of Jack and she grabbed a knife out of the dish strainer. She stabbed that knife through him over and over again, until the life in him was now running down her face.
“I had to do it, he would have eventually killed me if I didn’t.” Lucinda cried out. “I am sorry, but I had to, it was self defense.”
“Unfortunately Lucinda I will have to take you in and let a judge decide that, your record is clean as a whistle so he may take it easy on you. Come on, let’s go.” Wilson said as he cuffed her and lead her down the hall towards a cell.