Adapted from the story found in 2 Samuel 11-12.
For David had done what was right in the eyes of the Lord and had not failed to keep any of the Lord’s commands all the days of his life—except in the case of Uriah the Hittite. – (1 Kings 15:5)
I slowly dipped the pen into the ink as I was considering the words that would become my alibi.
A drop of ink fell to the ground as if it were a drip of blood from my broken heart.
Uriah, one of my own mighty men of valor, whose life has been on the line for the best in me was about to die for the worst in me.
My eyes fell from the parchment to the floor upon which he slept. I tried to get him to go home. I tried to make it easy for both of us. I tried.