Sam's story has two of the ingredients of many successful short stories: a surprise ending, and a baddie who, finally, has to face justice.
Here, the cunning criminal, who makes his money cheating innocent girls, gets tricked himself.Tuesday, 30 March, 2010, 12:00am
Apologies to Sam for reworking his story in what might seem like a fairly radical way.
But has it much really changed? The events are exactly the same: Chris tricks a girl into believing she can be a model; he tries to rob her when she won't pay a 'fee'; Chris is arrested as we discover she is, in fact, a policewoman.30 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
Don't just dip a toe in the water
Reading about the World Winter Swimming Championships has given me an idea.
Young people today find it very hard to finish a task, and often give up as soon as they meet any difficulties.1 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
A court delayed sentencing a policewoman who kicked and hit a nine-year-old boy for missing a swimming test and forgetting his Octopus card. Fanling Court Deputy Magistrate Winnie Lau Yee-wan adjourned sentencing to March 16 because a report on the psychological impact of the incident on the boy was not ready. Chan Yuk-lan, 32, was released on bail.3 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
When did you start adopting these children?11 May 2008 - 12:00am
The police sergeant who injured a policewoman as he fired three shots at a drunken man was justified in opening fire, according to his commander. 'As repeated warnings were ignored, our officer ... had to defend himself and shoot,' said senior superintendent Chau Ping-sun, acting Western district commander.11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
Nearly 20 per cent of injuries to police officers on duty are caused by accidental slips or falls, according to police statistics.
Posters showing cartoon officers slipping and falling while on patrol are being put up in police stations throughout the city to remind officers on the beat how to avoid accidents.8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
A policewoman was slapped as she stopped a suspected gambler escaping a raid on a dice game in the car park of the wholesale fruit market in Shek Lung Street, Yau Ma Tei. The man, 42, and eight others were arrested and $5,300 and gambling paraphernalia seized.7 Oct 2005 - 12:00am
Two treated for inhaling insect 'repellent'2 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
Off-duty officers injured in collision
Two off-duty police officers and a man were injured when two cars collided at the corner of Wong Chuk and Fuk Wing streets in Shamshuipo. One car was driven by an off-duty policewoman, 25. The woman, her male colleague, 31, and the other driver, 37, were treated for minor injuries at the Caritas Medical Centre.14 May 2004 - 12:00am