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Frank F. Atanacio resides in Shelton Connecticut. He is the creator of The Nick PT Barnum series and The Detective Laura Kimber crime dramas. He enjoys writing flash fiction and quick crimes.

His Poetry features crime dramas and his horror stories will freeze you in place. Enjoy the written word. E.L.F

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  • A Black Rush of Nothingness
    46

    A Black Rush of Nothingness

    2 weeks ago

    The next few moments became a blur as he tried adjusting his visuals. He wiped his eyes and finally saw the young woman again. The woman wanted him to turn and face the chair, but he couldn't get over the loss of memory...

  • The Wastefulness Of Creation: Part Two
    40

    The Wastefulness Of Creation: Part Two

    3 weeks ago

    The alley way had no windows, just worn brick and cinder-block patches where windows had once been and most of them were stained with urine and grime. The entrance to the alley way was thin and lined with trash cans and...

  • The Wastefulness of Creation
    32

    The Wastefulness of Creation

    3 weeks ago

    The priest closed his eyes and felt God reaching over and hugging him. He felt the warmth of The Creator sooth his tired body. It was the comfort that gave him the strength to continue God's work. He knew he was the one...

  • The Quiet in the Courtroom Was Loud
    56

    The Quiet in the Courtroom Was Loud

    5 weeks ago

    it was an open and closed case, but the air in that courtroom was antagonizing, and the wait for the verdict was agonizing, the quiet in the courtroom was loud, it carried out into the hallway like a smoke...

  • A Wave of Claustrophobic Darkness
    61

    A Wave of Claustrophobic Darkness

    6 weeks ago

    With that, he walked toward the crumbled body like a silent shadow on the wall. He hesitated when he reached the body and saw that it was a young, thin girl. She was strangled and her neck popped instantly. He could...

  • A Conspiratorial Whisper
    34

    A Conspiratorial Whisper

    7 weeks ago

    The police were optimistic and they would try to make it a clean arrest so that he wouldn't walk free again. The lead detective on the case would move slowly toward his men and dropped his voice to a conspiratorial...

  • He Had a Practiced Pimp Roll
    43

    He Had a Practiced Pimp Roll

    2 months ago

    He was singled out by the rookie because he had a practiced pimp roll. Although he was never a pimp. In fact, he'd always treat women with respect, because of how his grandmother raised him. She didn't have the means to...

  • The Music Was Soft...
    40

    The Music Was Soft...

    2 months ago

    The Lavender scent dominated the hallway when she opened the bathroom door. It was almost intoxicating. It made her even forget about the doctor's report that clearly indicated that her tumor was too close to the heart,...

  • Locomotive...
    37

    Locomotive...

    2 months ago

    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...

  • Feeling the Fire of Anger and Hurt
    35

    Feeling the Fire of Anger and Hurt

    2 months ago

    Robbery was never a consideration even though she had several hundred dollars in her purse. She wanted to offer it to him if he would just leave, but she knew it wouldn't have made a difference. He would have taken it...

  • A Dead Sleep...
    21

    A Dead Sleep...

    3 months ago

    A cold breeze brushed past his face probably reminding him of how death would feel. He could almost see the darkness opening up the floor directly in front of him and inviting him in. Daring him to step closer and join...

  • A Ghost Rose...
    25

    A Ghost Rose...

    3 months ago

    A ghost rose and tried to keep the gray shadow away from the souls. The ghost fought the downpour as it pointed to the shadow. His finger was long, bony and crooked at every natural bend.

  • Obliterated
    23

    Obliterated

    3 months ago

    Pushing through the flames one body at a time he knew that the destruction of human life would be minimal. That was his plan, that was his goal.

  • Two Sides Of Darkness
    23

    Two Sides Of Darkness

    3 months ago

    One shadow was darker than the other and the pattern of darkness made them very different even though they came from the same person. Each shadow had a different personality and emotion as the old wom

  • Blessed Be The Truly Unwise.
    25

    Blessed Be The Truly Unwise.

    3 months ago

    Taylor and Cruz climbed out of the unmarked cruiser and walked slowly to the door. Each one of them stood on the outside of the entrance gathering their wits. Cruz was fighting back the urge to simply

  • Waiting for the Mourners to Arrive
    29

    Waiting for the Mourners to Arrive

    4 months ago

    The doctor walked away from the casket and stopped at the wooden doors. On each side of the doors were pools of holy water designated for dipping. She wiped her hands on her jeans and then put a finge

  • Homicide Division
    19

    Homicide Division

    4 months ago

    In the homicide division there was no way around it. The money was used and the taxpayers were the ones footing the bill. There was no making money for the job they were paid to do. There was no other

  • All the Grief and Despair
    34

    All the Grief and Despair

    3 months ago

    Her reflection started laughing uncontrollably that it made her step back a foot. She knew it wasn't real, but nonetheless the proof was right there. It could have been just a simple hallucination, as

  • Judged by His Peers and Not by God
    26

    Judged by His Peers and Not by God

    4 months ago

    The memories of the murder he committed came rushing back like rats fleeing a basement after a pipe burst. He wanted to be judged by his peers and not by God. He wanted to be taken alive and he wanted

  • Louder, But Barely Audible
    29

    Louder, But Barely Audible

    5 months ago

    The adrenaline that held his body tight was wearing thin as he headed for a clearing in the brush. He dropped the body by his feet and snapped out a small shovel that was secured to his belt. He looke

  • Absolutely Irrational
    22

    Absolutely Irrational

    5 months ago

    The young dead black woman from the city projects was beaten and then raped. Her mother worked several jobs to pay the bills and save for her only daughter's college. Living in the housing projects wa

  • His Panic Was Peeling Back
    17

    His Panic Was Peeling Back

    5 months ago

    The horror and dark memories of the last time he stood at the door came rushing back. It taunted with him as he screamed as loud as he could. The scream echoed off the emptiness inside and attacked hi

  • The Suicide Note
    23

    The Suicide Note

    5 months ago

    He would laugh and throw his head back like he forgot that Emily had died twenty years ago. He kissed the broom and he pushed the imaginary hair out of Emily's face which was sweaty from the dancing.

  • The Paramedics
    20

    The Paramedics

    6 months ago

    There at the emergency room, they were told that the hospital policy accepted patients who were at least clinging to life. They were turned away and the flustered paramedics would mill over that de...

  • Death Wanted a Murder
    22

    Death Wanted a Murder

    6 months ago

    Death would have been blessed if it was a double homicide where no one was guaranteed to survive. The bullets racing toward a vital organ and making the victim or victims collapse to the cement gaspin

  • Ten Seconds of Silence
    19

    Ten Seconds of Silence

    6 months ago

    The emotive crest of a man contemplating suicide came in cold moments. Curtis had a pistol on the dresser with only one bullet in the chamber. It was all he needed....

  • A Paid Snitch
    22

    A Paid Snitch

    6 months ago

    The heavy set snitch said nothing as his dark face somehow reddened. Cruz drove up in down the street in cold silence. He figured he'd stay quiet for about an hour no matter what chubby does or says.

  • Real Prestige With the Department's Brass
    18

    Real Prestige With the Department's Brass

    6 months ago

    That made eight dead Uber drivers in the Park City since August. Of course they were all female and all unsolved. The murders had their own signatures, two were a beating to death, three were rape-mu

  • Trading Bleeders
    16

    Trading Bleeders

    6 months ago

    It was a perfect-picture domestic from the kitchen of that run down building. A 72 year old visiting grandfather coming from North Carolina found himself stretched across a roach worn linoleum floor.

  • Black Lives Matter Less
    44

    Black Lives Matter Less

    3 months ago

    A young teenage black boy from a drug plagued neighborhood would probably get lost in the shuffle. Chambers wanted to give that boy a voice. He was hoping something would ...........

  • . . . A Psychological Profile
    33

    . . . A Psychological Profile

    16 months ago

    Chambers glanced back over to the derelict, who seemed to be enjoying the interrogation. The smile on his face seemed exaggerated which suggested amusement. It was so difficult to comprehend the......

  • Those Three Words Crept Over King's Mountain
    37

    Those Three Words Crept Over King's Mountain

    16 months ago

    Sister Teresa Keller was just as startled as King when she walked into the kitchen and saw the teenager standing there holding a gun to her face. For King it was an involuntary reaction that made him

  • And Then Silence...
    40

    And Then Silence...

    16 months ago

    William Washington swallowed hard. He moved his head into the apartment just a bit, but still had enough to keep the conversation with O'Brien going. He snapped his fingers as if trying to recall some

  • Subtle Forms of Manipulation
    36

    Subtle Forms of Manipulation

    16 months ago

    O'Brien knew that somewhere deep down inside him, he could handle a drink. He never truly believed he can go on with his life in the state of sobriety. If he planned to drink after weeks out of rehab,

  • By Virtue
    35

    By Virtue

    4 months ago

    Chambers knew that every visit to the autopsy room reaffirmed a detective's need for a mental buffer between the living and the dead. The freezer held more than a dozen bodies just waiting for the dis

  • Reality Was Never Far Away...
    38

    Reality Was Never Far Away...

    6 months ago

    The sheriff was a good guy, he treated everyone who came into the building with respect, and all the faces had names. He knew them all. It was a different world from the hard streets back home.

  • In the Flashes of Images
    53

    In the Flashes of Images

    10 months ago

    He would not bargain with God for his life, because it was what he deserved for killing over a hundred men in battle. He saw flesh pop and explode as their blood sprayed all over the fresh greenery...

  • A Compulsory Decision
    33

    A Compulsory Decision

    2 months ago

    However, the assistant reached the window just in time to scream in horror, then watch the judge helplessly fall toward the ground silently, twisting and arms flailing as he grew smaller with the plun

  • The Pinnacle of Violence
    59

    The Pinnacle of Violence

    2 months ago

    A voice of despair rang out from the basement's darkness. That voice shrilled and echoed through Chambers' subconscious mind. His brain was rattling like a ping pong ball being shot across the table by two professionals...

  • Screaming Into the Darkness of Her Despair
    58

    Screaming Into the Darkness of Her Despair

    6 months ago

    There were dried branches being broken by heavy footfalls. Jenny didn’t know whether to run and hide or call out for help. Fear got the best of her and it was as if fear just gathered there and concentrated itself in...

  • Friday Night's Violence
    9

    Friday Night's Violence

    6 months ago

    A shooting at a local bar, it was Friday night's violence....

  • One Candle Burned
    39

    One Candle Burned

    6 months ago

    Only one candle burned on the window pain, the slow mist outside became driven rain....

  • Friday, July 30th
    19

    Friday, July 30th

    6 months ago

    It’s everyone’s worst fear, the shouts and screams and curses rise and fall, with the temperature in standing, fetid air, the last Friday in July,

  • A Nativity Scene, Brooklyn Style
    52

    A Nativity Scene, Brooklyn Style

    6 months ago

    The fire alarm went off at the projects...

  • Euphoric...
    6

    Euphoric...

    14 months ago

    the dead spirits far away, their sorrows would play, as my hand moved toward my throat, lingering there as the cries grew, I drew a small, slow breath,

  • A Lonely Spirit
    6

    A Lonely Spirit

    6 weeks ago

    the night air was damp, and a lonely spirit kept speaking, how each time he spoke, he seemed to arise out of a state of contemplation,

  • Had She Done Something Wrong?
    22

    Had She Done Something Wrong?

    14 months ago

    What could have caused such a reaction? Had she done something wrong?

  • Religion Failed Man
    12

    Religion Failed Man

    14 months ago

    two poems here for your entertainment Like Dust and Religion failed man...

  • God's Compelling Realism
    9

    God's Compelling Realism

    10 months ago

    Trapped In A Sin She prayed faster and faster, prayers tripping one over the other, her breath she tried to draw, her throat burning and raw

  • God's Gift of Breath
    7

    God's Gift of Breath

    3 weeks ago

    It was a difficult case, he wanted to work on it at a quicker pace, and what triggered it

  • Too Much To Take
    20

    Too Much To Take

    14 months ago

    His face, suspicious with a touch of coldness, no grace...

  • Shadows Dancing in a Ghetto Ballet
    25

    Shadows Dancing in a Ghetto Ballet

    6 months ago

    The shadows were dancing in this ghetto ballet....

  • A Chorus of Complaints
    41

    A Chorus of Complaints

    7 months ago

    The thick clouds followed the contour of golden hills moving with flocks of sea ghosts...

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