This was written for Trifecta’s Challenge:
1a : a sudden and odd or seemingly pointless idea or turn of the mind
b : a seemingly capricious action or event2archaic : a whimsical quality or disposition
Nerves worn anorexically thin, he watched Your Honor be presented the damning letter.
If they spotted the freak….nail in the coffin. Bile rose, as the words stuck in his throat, Mea culpa.