She claimed to have been at school. An alibi so easy to check that it took me less than 3 minutes to uncover her lie. I hung up the phone and went back into her room.

“Hand over your phone and your car keys,” I said. “You are officially in trouble. I’ll be taking you to school today. Be ready on time.”

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “alibi.”


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

4 thoughts on “Alibi”

  1. She clicked open the lock to the door and a strong unfamiliar odor hit her.
    Alcohol or some kind of spirit.
    Reflexly, she pinched her nose, and gingerly entered.
    The room was dark and foreboding. She traipsed onto the changing room area, not bothering to switch on the lights. The odor was stronger.
    Something told her that danger lay there.
    True enough.
    Sprawled full length on the dark stone floor was her roommate, still in her uniform, the pinafore clinging to her spindly legs,softly moaning, head lolling dangerously close to shards of glass from a broken bottle, glinting in the semi-darkness.
    “This time she has no alibi.” The first thought that came to the mind in a cascade of worrisome notions

  2. The long awaited tryst with her paramour had taken place that afternoon. As she drove back home, she knew she needed an alibi before reaching her destination, but her reason was being overpowered by her inmense elation. She had to think fast and make it credible. All she could think about was “Oh what a tangled web we weave…” before she slowed down and entered the parking lot of her favorite coffe shop.

  3. “I told ya, Cody and I were at the Blackhawks game.” Alex’s eyes were wide, innocent. This is the third time he’s told me this, as if he’s trying to convince himself.

    “Really. The game two nights ago, when they played the Blues?” I ask, still clutching my phone, trying to keep myself under control.

    “Yeah. Yeah, that game.” Alex relaxes visibly, allowing a small smile to cross his face.

    I continue to stare at him. “What was the final score of the game?”

    The smile fades slightly. “Why?”

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  4. An alibi is what most people present when confronted about doing wrong. Sometimes when an alibi is checked out it will corroborate a statement although it might not be true. The thing to remember is that the truth will be revealed at some point. An untrue alibi will not stand.

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