With the Passing of Time

Alternate Number Two (cognizable drabble)

Posted on: April 29, 2008

Three days listening to judicial instructions and witness testimony. Three tedious days of waiting and supervised lunches. Three long days making observations and catching inconsistencies.

And in the end she was thanked for her service and sent on her way, not able to deliberate, to share her perceptions, to convince others of her views. And she’d never know if the jury was wise enough to see the prosecution had not made its case.

Alternate number two. There’s nothing less satisfying than being alternate number two. She tried to hide a scowl as she stepped on the subway and headed home.


2 Responses to "Alternate Number Two (cognizable drabble)"

Uh-oh, is this a prediction of my fate come May 12th? I actually wonder, considering my experience in TLC court years ago, if I’d wind up getting booted from a jury because I couldn’t stop interrupting the proceedings! That would be pretty embarrassing. ;)

Embarrassing and I’d be coming up to give you a few dope slaps too. :-) I haven’t been called once since moving to Virginia but I realized the other week that I never got a new state id so that’s probably why. They must not use voter registration.

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