Jimi Vyas wrote this creative writing piece in 826 Valencia’s “The Tale is in the End” workshop.
Witness #1: I was one of the first onto the field. His team had formed a dog pile on him. As the fans ran out of the stands, many people decided that they wanted to join in. My guess? He suffocated because he couldn’t expand his lungs to breath.
Witness #2: Yes, I suppose that theory would make sense, considering I was one of his teammates. In our dog pile, he was at the bottom. I concur with the idea that he suffocated. The other witness pretty much summed it up for me! Victory, dog pile, crowd, suffocation.
Judge: Well, this is certainly a unique death. Oh, shoot! I need to make my doctor appointment. I’ll take a recess and then I will be back with my verdict.
Announcer: There you have it. The story (or so we hope) of William Drake’s tragic end. Interesting, eh? And now for a short break!
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Judge: Drum roll, please? All right…nobody is guilty. It was a complete accident caused by a simple dog pile.