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The Defendant

by Christopher T. Dabrowski

Translated from Polish by Julia Mraczny


“The defendant will rise!”

“Does the defendant confess to the deeds of which he is accused?”

“No!” I shouted, knowing that it was for nothing. Despite my innocence, I realized they needed a scapegoat.

“A lot of things were found in your sack, probably stolen. Furthermore, you were caught committing a lewd act on a minor.”

Of course, they misrepresented everything. I had gifts in my sack. I fulfilled my duty of delivering them to children. And for the lewd act... I stroke the child's head while giving a gift. It is hard to be Santa Claus in these sick times...


2021 Christopher T. Dabrowski

Christopher T. Dabrowski has published in many places:
USA: "Escape" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Anomaly" (2020 - Royal Hawaiian Press)
Spain:"La fuga" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Anomalia" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press)
Germany: "Die Anomalie" (2020 - Der Romankiosk)
Poland: "Deathbirth" (2008 - Armoryka publishing house),
"Anima vilis" (2010 - Initium publishing house),
"Grobbing" (2012 - Novae Res publishing house),
"Deathbirth and other stories" (2012 & 2017 - Agharta & Armoryka publishing house),
"Z życia Dr Abble" (2013 - Agharta publishing house),
"Orgazmokalipsa" (2016 - Alternatywne publishing house),
"Anomalia" (2016 - Forma publishing house),
"Ucieczka" (2017 - Dom Horroru publishing house) &
"Nie w inność" (2019 - Waspos publishing house.)
He has contributed to anthologies published in the USA, England, Australia, Canada, Poland, Russia, Germany & India, and has stories in PLAYBOY in the Slovak, USA, English, Czech , Russian, Brasilian, Spanish, Argentinian, German, Italian, Hungarian, Mexican, Albanian, & Nigerian editions.

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