A White Dinner Glove


She was a small woman

with the strength of a big man,

her victim was lying on her back in bed,

when the knife attack began,

faces red,

the killer struck at her from directly above,

the knife held in her left hand

covered by a white dinner glove,

holding her still she tried to choke

her with an electrical cord,

her wayward thrusts damaging the head-board,

it was either from the force of the attack,

or from the victim’s efforts to escape,

a knee on her chest trying to hold her back,

searching the bed sheets for the duct tape,

the killer fell back and hit her head on the door,

the victim rolled off the side of the bed

and onto the wooded floor,

the struggle continued just a little bit more,

the killer failed, and in that she was sure,

she gathered her things and hurried out the room,

the victim was breathing easy,

and she wanted to cry,

her life would have ended too soon,

and she knew that she didn’t want to die.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks for catching that :) Jamie...


leann2800 4 years ago

Your writing always leaves me with questions. I bet you write great query letters Frank.

Was the white glove because the crime was at the house of a fancy party? Did they know each other? or was it just to cover her fingerprints? The killer was forceful attacking but not forceful coming back from hitting the door? So, she was knocked out cold? How did she get so strong being so little?


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Leann.. you remind me of my daugher with so many questions I love it LOL :) Frank


leann2800 4 years ago

Well, as long as I don't remind my husband of his daughter, I will be okay. cause that would just be weird. Tell your daughter what this lady told me when I was little. I always remember it cause she was the only adult who didn't say I talked too much. She said I was destined for greatness. People who ask lots of questions find great things. nice lady :) My mom gave me the curiosity kills the cat story


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Leann God blessed you.. stay the way you are.. you made my day :)

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