Mystery – August 14

“I said to him one day, ‘Doctor, don’t your conscience ever trouble you?’

” ‘No,’ he replied, with that peculiar cough of his, ‘I coughed that up with my lungs long ago.’ ”

-Col. John T. Deweese, the lawyer of Doc Holliday, who was born on this date in 1851.

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist realizes her/his colleague has no conscience.

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