by Dorothy Van Huss of The Long Stitch Goodnight by Amanda Lee
My daughter, Sadie Van Huss...er, MacKenzie, has gotten herself into quite the pickle. It's not her fault, really, it's Blake's. Blake is Sadie's husband, and he's landed himself in jail for murder.
Can you believe it? Sadie's father and I didn't even know Blake had been arrested until Sadie's friend Marcy Singer clued us in that something was wrong. She didn't mean, to, mind you, but I pick up on things.
Now Sadie's father and I have gone to stay with her and help her out. She needed an attorney, and we spoke with the man who drafted our wills. We've known him for years, and even though he doesn't have any experience with criminal law, he agreed to take Blake's case. Wasn't that nice of him?
Todd Calloway, Blake's rowdy friend, was also arrested for the same murder. It seems that he and Blake were the only ones in the room with Graham Stott--a fellow who used to date Sadie, by the way--when Graham was shot and killed. Truth be told, Todd is probably the very bird that killed Graham. But he hired a slick attorney, and I'll bet you dollars to donuts he'll get exonerated and Blake will be blamed for Graham's death.
Sometimes life just isn't fair, don't you agree? What's something you've noticed that's unfair? (Amanda Lee just piped up with, "It's not fair that everything that tastes good is so fattening!" I believe Ms. Lee needs to learn a thing or two about willpower.)