RLM Shorts

And Our Lives Are Forever Changed

My friend got arrested today. DUI manslaughter. Slammed into a guy on a moped and then fled the scene. Second offense. He’ll probably be in prison for a while.

Now, the lives of two families are forever changed. His kids will grow up without a father, while the young man he killed will never even get the chance to be a parent.

Still, it’s tough to see the online comments calling my buddy a “dirtbag.” He definitely did wrong, and should definitely be punished, but they don’t know him like I did. Like I thought I knew him.

Super Short Stories™
True Tales in 100 Words or Less
by Tobias Martone III
Residential Life Magazine


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