Among the Darkest Nights

I am so profoundly inept at using my cell phone that it registers more accidental photographs than intentional ones.

This surreal streaked blur of darkness must have been captured as I tried to answer a call on what may well have been the town’s darkest night, just three nights ago, as I looked out the white-paned window into an intense spring rain squall.

A pinpoint of blue at the upper left marks a police car’s strobing light.  The streak of red is from another emergency vehicle.

Out the same window today is a different view: flags fly at half-staff; a gazebo is draped in the black-and-purple bunting that signifies an officer killed in the line of duty; black crepe adorns another home; flowers have been left at the church and along the road.

Sometimes words get in the way.


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Author: Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She attended law school on the banks lso is an adjunct professor at a law school near the banks of the Charles River and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter and @schnitzelpond on Instagram. Bonus points for anyone who understands the Instagram handle. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2023 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with the wee Wordpress buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.

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