The Culprit (Micro Fiction)

Drunk driver accused of killing a pedestrian…

Inebriated youth held for molesting a woman…

Student stabbed to death after drunken fight…

Same night, three different cases.

Police acted promptly and the culprits are behind the bars. However the real culprit is still free. That bottle of liquor is still out there to ruin many more lives.

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  1. I would say the culprit is society itself for not having better programs for mentally disturbed or addicted people. Where there is a will, there is a way to do something or nothing. Alcohol in and of itself is really the innocent one because it is simply an object that can be abused and at the time blamed by those who have the ability to say no or change their ways.

    1. In my country, crime is on the rise especially rapes and molestation cases. Even young children are becoming victims of these heinous crimes. In most cases, the accused were drunk. Alcohol makes one lose the sense of right and wrong.

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