You know the drill. Write 100 words of your choosing, and include the prompt. She generally posts the prompts on Monday, and you have until the following Saturday to submit your wildly entertaining and intellectually superior offerings. It's a great way to exercise your writing muscle and get some inspiration from reading what others have contributed.
Play along! You'll be glad you did!
Here's my first attempt. The prompt appears below, in bold.
It was the crime of the century in the sleepy town of Freeville. Folks say that after the accused, Philip MacDougall, took the bailiff’s gun and used it to kill the prosecuting attorney and Judge Theodore Angell, the atmosphere in Courtroom Three was colder.
Janet always sensed an eerie presence as she walked beside the judge’s bench each afternoon. She’d started wearing silk scarves to stave off the inevitable chill that crept down her neck.
Betty, court stenographer for more than thirty years, laughed at Janet’s discomfort. “Oh, Janet relax! You're just feelin' the spirit of the Law, honey!"