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As I stepped into the bustling corridors of the courthouse, the scent of fresh ink and paper filled the air, mingling with the faint aroma of coffee wafting from the nearby break room. The sound of shuffling papers and hushed conversations echoed off the walls, creating a symphony of legal activity.


(Tool: canva.com/ai-image-generator| tampered case files)


I made my way to my office, my footsteps echoing against the polished floors. As I entered, I found my colleague, Sarah, seated at her desk, her brow furrowed in frustration as she flipped through a stack of papers.


"Sarah, what's got you so worked up?" I asked, taking a seat opposite her.


She sighed heavily, pushing a stray lock of hair behind her ear. "It's that damn case again," she muttered, gesturing to the pile of documents in front of her. "The one involving Omena and Associates."


I leaned forward, intrigued. "What's going on with it?"


Sarah shook her head, her frustration evident. "It's just... their lawyer, Jackson. He's been playing games, asking question after question, but never giving us any answers. It's driving me insane."


I nodded sympathetically, understanding her frustration. "I can imagine. But isn't that his job? To defend his client to the best of his ability?"


Sarah scoffed, her lips twisting into a grimace. "Defend his client, sure. But he's crossing a line. It's like he's intentionally trying to throw us off track."


I leaned back in my chair, considering her words. "Have you confronted him about it?"

Sarah shook her head. "Not yet. But I plan to. I just need to gather enough evidence first."


As we continued to discuss the case, a sense of unease settled over me. Something about Jackson's tactics didn't sit right with me, and I couldn't shake the feeling that there was more to the story than met the eye.


"Sarah, do you think Jackson is hiding something?" I asked, trying to keep my voice casual.


Sarah paused, her brow furrowing in thought. "I wouldn't put it past him," she replied, her tone cautious. "But without concrete evidence, there's not much we can do."


I nodded, masking my growing suspicion. "Right, of course," I said, feigning agreement. "Well, let me know if you need any help digging deeper into this."


As Sarah left the office to clear her head, I waited until she was out of sight before springing into action. With practised ease, I rifled through the case files on her desk, searching for any sign of tampering.


And then, I found it. A subtle alteration in one of the witness statements, carefully crafted to cast doubt on our case. My heart pounded in my chest as I realized the implications of what I had discovered.


But before I could process my next move, my phone buzzed with an incoming call. It was Jackson, the very man we had been discussing moments before.


"Hello?" I answered, trying to keep my voice steady.


"Ah, good to hear from you, Saliti" Jackson's smooth voice replied. "I trust everything is going according to plan?"


I hesitated, my mind racing at the mention of Saliti. And suddenly I knew who I was again. And who I was never... I was never Jackson. Jackson only existed as a figment of Saliti's imagination, and whose only function is to support the derivative of his handler.


"Everything is proceeding as planned," I replied, keeping my tone neutral.


"Excellent," Jackson said, his voice dripping with satisfaction. "Remember, we're in this together. And if all goes well, we'll come out on top."


"Understood." And as I looked around the empty office, and the tamperd pages on the desk I realized that the answers I had been seeking were right in front of me


 

Authors note:

Hi, my name shall remain a mystery till the end of time, and it's a pleasure to have you read my stuffs. I’m an artist investigating the potential of generative AI to improve writing and readability and in all my works I use a combination of my writing + ChatGPT #fortheplot.


The writing in Black is everything AI generated and the bits in orange are my edits.


This piece is inspired by a line in Wendy Kiunguyu's "Curiosity Killing The Cat And What Not"


You can learn more on her Instagram @conditions_for_lliving or email kiuzawadi@gmail.com


And you can buy the book along with other short stories by various Kenyan authors here http://qwani.co.ke/


 

Here are the prompts I used:


First try:

Today's line is from "Curiosity Killing the cat and what not by Wendy Kiunguyu". The line is


"because it's easier to ask questions rather than answer their questions often pile up, all with no answers"


build a story around this reference about someone who works in the justice system complaining about a lawyers antics. In this story I want the line to be a reference to an ongoing case that involves this particular person. Make it so that they're having a conversation with someone else another work mate but thicken the plot and make it about a wild accusation that thurns out to be true at the end due to a confession from the person that they are ranting to. make the story deceptive, remember to evoke my five senses throughout the story. As the reader what can I see, hear, smell, touch or taste if I were to imagine myself as an omnipresent character in the story. 


Second try:

I love everything exept the last four paragrpahs. lets take them out. Also lets make the timeline of events fit into one day. and I'd like the plot instead to go something along the lines of the character who's talking to sarah to play dumb but then when she leaves the office to clear her head he does something shady to tamper with the case files and it turns out he's been working with jackson all along 


Lets begin from the paragraph right after "As we continued to discuss the case, a sense of unease settled over me. Something about Jackson's tactics didn't sit right with me, and I couldn't shake the feeling that there was more to the story than met the eye."


and lets remember to keep the timeline of events in one day, one moment infact. everything that takes place in this story should happen within the room/building. and we can end with the character that isn't sarah having a phone call with the lawyer she doesn't like, to show that they're in kahoots.



Here are some alternative AI generated Images:



(Tool: canva.com/ai-image-generator| tampered case files)


Software analysis:


Pros

Cons

Unlimited use as far as I can tell

It tend's to include the promt text in images of text. Like in this one I didn't like how it included "tampered case files" in the image. It told instead of showed the story

I like how it expreimened with different stylistic forms unprompted. Like how one looked like a poster and the other looked like a hand drwawn illistration

It's reseults are so geared to western culture. Such little ethnic representation


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