– short fiction. It was Christmas Eve and eight year old Hans Kocher sat by the window, closely watching the candle-lit, snow-covered street below. He, along with his younger brother Klaus, and twin sisters, Hanna and Elsa were anxiously waiting for him. Mama promised he would come tonight. As Hans Read more…
The short story, Last Second Chance, is a tale of greed, power, moral dilemma and hard choices in a large Manhattan law firm. One attorney has made the firm richer thanks to software on the outer limits of technology. But who is the user, the attorneys or the software?
The simple definition of legal fiction is the presumption of a fact (likely not true) by a court for convenience, consistency, or to achieve justice.
One example of a legal fiction is the universal principal that all people are presumed to know the law; ignorance of the law is not a defense to criminal charges. This was developed so that people cannot avoid punishment for committing illegal acts by claiming ignorance of the law. The premise that all people know the law is a fiction.
Two young men, suffering from painful family lives, collide and ignite a fuse, a simmering lust for revenge. When they cross paths again the explosion claims innocent victims and exposes a deeply flawed justice and prison system. The curse of their fates throws them together once more and there may be no power on Earth which can save them.