Dolphins
By: James Bates

They were on the back of their cabin cruiser, her husband drinking whiskey and berating her as usual. Suddenly a pod of dolphins surfaced and began following. She marveled at their graceful beauty while they swam closer, as if listening. Then, in an instant they leapt as one and knocked him into the sea before swimming away.

She watched the jerk sink. "Good riddance," she said, smiling. To the departing dolphins she waved, "Thank you!". Later, she told the investigating officers, "He slipped and fell overboard. He'd been drinking."

Because if she told them the truth, who'd of believed her?

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