GOOD AND BAD DO EXIST

Good and bad do exist, but rarely are they black and white.

The man was guilty of murder. Samson had no qualms about arresting him – the law was the law – but was he a bad man?

He had reacted the way most fathers would.

An abused child is a bad thing. One less pedophile in the world is a good thing.


Written as part of #MicroMondays, hosted by Varad over at Loose End Of The Thread. For more information and to join in visit HERE.

Each week we are given a set word count for a piece of micro fiction, and a quote from a book that must be included in the story. This week’s quote to be included was ‘Good and bad do exist’ and the word count was 61.

Read other stories based on the prompt HERE.

23 responses to “GOOD AND BAD DO EXIST”

  1. A nice little conundrum for the law makers here. I recall John Grisham’s ‘A Time to Kill’ which dealt with a similar story. End of the day, a crime is a crime even when it is justified. Laws should be impartial and emotionless, right? Good one, Iain.

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    1. Thanks Varad – that’s the conundrum. The law is supposed to be black and white, but life so rarely is.

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  2. That would probably work in Texas but I’m not sure about California or Massachusetts.

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  3. Unfortunate conundrum we face day in and out. Good write!

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  4. Good and bad is never black and white. Good micro tale.

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  5. The last line is what stole the show- Brilliant!

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  6. Glad I don’t have to sit on that jury!

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  7. Nice piece. Moral conundrum…though for me as a father an easy call to be honest

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    1. Yep, I’m the same. Not enough words to really explore the conundrum properly here.

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  8. Sadly good and bad exist and they are not just black and white, especially these days. Nicely worded in short story, Iain.

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  9. So good, so much story, and one to make you think. You have the good and bad perfectly in balance here.

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    1. Thank you – a big idea to fit into so few words, probably haven’t done it enough justice.

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  10. Wonderful use of the prompt and truer words were never spoken.

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  11. Your last line, is the show stopper definitely. What a powerful tale Iain.

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  12. Nothing is black and white in life and you have bought it out in this story really well, Iain.

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