It's been popular for 40 years to believe that President Kennedy was killed, not by Oswald, but by some other party, such as the Mafia, the CIA, Cubans, Nixon, the Freemasons, the Illuminatti, aliens, or all of the above. I was wondering what you LJ people believed, so long after the actual event.
Here's a repost of a one paragraph story I wrote on the Kennedy assassination.
Dallas Texas, 1963. Imagine the scene, Oswald is standing at the book depository window, drinking coke from the coke bottle machine downstairs. He's looking down on Dealy Plaza, when the president's car drives out of the underpass. Kennedy, tired to the point of psychosis from the pressures of the presidency and high on the massive amounts of cortisone he's taking for his chronic back pain, is sweating with paranoia. He's convinced he's going to be murdered on this trip. Out of the corner of his eye, Kennedy believes he sees a gunman in a window across the Plaza. In an instant, the president pulls a high-powered rife from under the seat, and in one smooth movement, using Jackie's shoulder to steady his aim, shoots Oswald through the coke bottle the hapless sap has at his mouth, killing him instantly. A brilliantly accurate shot which generates admiring applause from the large crowd of bystanders in the Plaza, plus a few cheers. Kennedy takes a bow. The car swings on around the curve, driving out of Dealy Plaza. Jackie smiles.