Author: vjwillisjr

The Jury Pool – Part 9

By – V. J. Willis Jr.    (One year later) It was a quiet and peaceful Saturday. Mary was just coming out of the barn:  Only she wasn’t Mary anymore. She was Andrea now. Brad was walking in from the field nearest the house: Only he wasn’t Brad anymore. He was John now. They had…

The Jury Pool – Part 7

By: V. J. Willis Jr.    For the time being, at least, you are probably going to notice a difference in writing style from the rest of The Jury Pool. So, let me try to explain what is going on at this point. I am Mike’s friend, Brad. When I got to my hotel, I…

The Jury Pool – Part 8

By – V. J. Willis Jr.    Mary and I sat quietly at our table. Nothing had been said since the waitress took our orders.  Five minutes of silence felt like hours, but I just did not know what to say to comfort Mary just then. Equally, I was not sure what I wanted to…

The Jury Pool – Part 6

By – V. J. Willis Jr.      It was the one time in my career as a bureaucrat that doing my job actually nauseated me. I guess some would consider inputting the names from Al’s list just one step worse than the variation which Mary and I had developed. Some postulate that “the law”…