Locomotive...

Updated on April 3, 2018

Robert Pierce moved like a man who spent his whole life on the streets. Walking, escorted toward the interrogation room, his hips pushing his body forward and almost deliberately exaggerated. His face rarely broke from unsettling stares. Each commissioned officer that stood in place wanted so badly to empty their police issued revolver into that man.

His cocaine enterprise opened the doors for fast money and challenges that youth could never achieve even with a Yale P.H.D.

He was the total package and that pleased Detective Laura Kimber immensely, for the simple reason that Pierce looked like a gangster, murderer, and a piece of low-life, dirty shit. He would really make the inside of a casket look good. In fact so many people living in The City of Bridgeport would love to make a casket his permanent residence.

In the past six years Robert Pierce became the king of destruction of human life. He wouldn't just shoot you in the back of the head. He would shoot you in the face so you could see death coming. He would then shoot out your eyeballs for being nosy.

He enjoyed killing alcoholics, dopers and loved raping welfare mothers and female mental cases. He was simply a sick motherfucker who deserved nothing but death. Even God wanted to piss on his grave.

Robert Pierce was the most threatening person that the devil could have created.

In other words, he was a fucking monster. He was a man for which large caliber guns were made for. An empty gun chamber spinning as fast as it could with the smell of sulfur in the air should be the last thing anyone sees and smells while Robert Pierce's body kicks in death convulsions as his life ends and his soul pours slowly down a manhole heading toward the devil's waiting rooms.

Those happy thoughts all of which seems to go to waste when reality sets in and Robert Pierce enters the interrogation room. He sits across Detective Nathan Chambers and Laura Kimber.

“Good day,” he says in a deep monotone voice,

“Drop dead,” Kimber replied.

“Lady's first,” he added with a sheepish grin.

“Your here because of the death of Labria James,” Chambers started.

Robert Pierce moved his head over the table to show a complete willingness to discuss the violent death of Labria James. He mentioned everything in detail and how he killed her right in front of her quivering husband who only begged not to be killed. Pierce felt that small satisfaction to murdering someone in front of their loved ones and they do nothing about it. It was like someone tossing a gold coin into his hat.

“So you're confessing?” Chambers added.

“I'm telling you how I butchered that piece of shit.”

Kimber wanted to react as she sat across from Pierce only grinding her teeth.

Captain Frank Roque entered and sat next to Chambers with a sour expression on his face.

“Captain?”

“We have to let him go,” he said with no hiding his disgust.

“Why?”

“LaBria's husband made every effort to alibi Pierce's story on the night of the murder. Said, if Pierce hadn't arrived he'd be dead too.”

“So, I'm a hero,” said the monster as he stood up slowly, with a hint of drama.

“Sit down!” Kimber shouted.

“No Laura,” said the captain. “He's a free man.”

“Fuck!” she shouted.

Pierce smiled and turned to the door. He walked slowly almost with the motion of a locomotive. There was almost an imaginary train coming to a complete stop with whistles blowing entering the detectives' head as Robert Pierce walked out and closed the door behind him.


© 2018 Frank Atanacio

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      Frank Atanacio 3 weeks ago from Shelton

      thank you again Peggy for the visit bless you

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      Peggy Woods 3 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      It must be beyond frustrating for the police to let go known murderers, etc. like the character you described in Robert Pierce. Sometimes laws do not correctly fit circumstances as this story of yours shows. Your descriptions are amazing!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 weeks ago from Shelton

      Shyron thank you for visiting my Locomotive.. bless you

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      Shyron E Shenko 5 weeks ago from Texas

      Frank, I am so angry right now, I just hope the noise I heard outside is not a person I just might run outside and break off his arm and beat him to death with it. Looking forward to the challenge and maybe I can find the time to write a good one, but being a caregiver is time consuming.

      Blessings my friend

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      Frank Atanacio 6 weeks ago from Shelton

      Robert thanks for stopping by..

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      Robert Sacchi 6 weeks ago

      This is a dark story. I didn't see that end coming.

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      Frank Atanacio 6 weeks ago from Shelton

      thank you manatita for visiting Robert Pierce.. love the Charles Bronson reference.. yeah I could see that LOL..bless you...

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Once again I can't find my response.

      A cold ... I can't use your language but I loved it. Set free eh? A candidate for Charles Bronson's vigilante taste. You held nothing back. Very descriptive piece. My teacher would love your work, Funny enough. Brilliant!

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      Frank Atanacio 6 weeks ago from Shelton

      Genna it's okay u do u...I'll love to see it when you finish...:)

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      Genna East 6 weeks ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Frank...

      I'm currently trying to finish another writing project as co-author with another hubber, and am waaaaay behind. (Lifestyle changes have me working six days a week.) So I'll have to sit this one out. But I'll stay tuned in to cheer others on in your challenge.

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      Frank Atanacio 6 weeks ago from Shelton

      LOL @ Genna.. thanks and Ann I am working on this challenge details will have it up this week hope you and Genna would submit...

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      Genna East 6 weeks ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Wow, Frank, Where do I start? Each line is riveting, giving us the scene and the character, perfectly. "He would really make the inside of a casket look good." I hope Laura's hopes -- as well as others -- are realized when this guy is run over by a train -- an L, Amtrak, or subway will do nicely. Stunning work, my friend.

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      Ann Carr 6 weeks ago from SW England

      Why not?!

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      Frank Atanacio 6 weeks ago from Shelton

      I was thinking of putting together a challenge on his demise...:)

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      Ann Carr 6 weeks ago from SW England

      I was there in that interrogation room feeling their frustration. But I bet they get him in the end - please tell me they do!

      Ann

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      Frank Atanacio 6 weeks ago from Shelton

      Jenny, just short stories.. all fiction :)

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      Jenny1995 6 weeks ago

      Are these based on real files, Just curious because I heard of a sick son of a bitch, with the name Pierce. I mean he is dead, but I wonder if you're getting case files. Curious, because this story really is strong and dirty but so good for reading, awesome. There is Chambers again, so he is your character in all your stories?

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      Frank Atanacio 6 weeks ago from Shelton

      Thank you so much MsDora for your visit... Bless you

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      Dora Weithers 6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      No wonder they call him by those nasty names. Must be painful to watch him walk away. Long live Kimber!

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      Frank Atanacio 6 weeks ago from Shelton

      wow flourish... you can make anyone cringe... LOL thanks for reading

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      FlourishAnyway 6 weeks ago from USA

      Someone needs to take a syringe of something instant and ugly to his neck as he catches the subway home. Crowd around him needs to be so big no one sees. Subway rules. Ain’t seen nothing or heard nothing. Like you say, God would understand.

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      Frank Atanacio 7 weeks ago from Shelton

      Julian thank you for visiting the locomotive..

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      Julian Lane 7 weeks ago from Yorba Linda, CA

      Very well done! I can't help but wonder what other chaos this Pierce gets into on a regular basis and how many times Kimber has been a thorn in his flesh. I must say you left me wanting more.

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      Frank Atanacio 7 weeks ago from Shelton

      Thanks Jodah... wanted to work on a challenge using this character and hope someone could come up with a clever demise

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      John Hansen 7 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      Wow, Frank! You know a piece of fiction is expertly written when you are left with a feeling of real loathing for the protagonist. That was certainly the case here with Robert Pierce. Well done.

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      Frank Atanacio 7 weeks ago from Shelton

      A crazy motive..I got it..omg that was clever..LMAO

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      Eric Dierker 7 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Sorry but something was in the back of my head on this one.

      Loco Motive.

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      Frank Atanacio 7 weeks ago from Shelton

      LMAO @ Clive... maybe this should be a challenge.. see who could come up with his demise...:)

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      Clive Williams 7 weeks ago from Jamaica

      I like this Guy....he really would look good on a hanging tree.

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      Frank Atanacio 7 weeks ago from Shelton

      LOL, im sure we can all count on Kimber or Chambers to correct this situation... thanks for reading

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      Eric Dierker 7 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      You rock Frank. Man did I get frustrated in this one. "Justice? We don't need no stinking justice" Or something like that from Sierra Madre.

      Could you just give Chambers a big win for me. Pretty please.

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      Frank Atanacio 7 weeks ago from Shelton

      thanks Bill, I'll even take the smoke as a compliment..LOL bless you

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      Bill Holland 7 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      I don't know if you are aware of it, but your writing skills have increased tenfold over the past few years. Your opening paragraph is superb, Frank, and I ain't blowing smoke when I say that.

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      Frank Atanacio 7 weeks ago from Shelton

      Ruby.. I have no doubt that Kimber wouldn't come through bless you

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      Frank Atanacio 7 weeks ago from Shelton

      Li-Jen thank you for checking out my flash

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      Ruby Jean Richert 7 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow! your stories shock the heck out of me. Evil man, I'm sure Kimber will get another chance to nail him. Another thriller for sure Frank...

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      Li-Jen Hew 7 weeks ago from Malaysia

      Pierce is another mad man... and LOL when you mentioned about Yale PHD. "He would shoot you in the face so you could see death coming" - Good one. Well done, Frank! :)

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