Sunday, June 15, 2014

Is He Dead?

Bartolomeo Torelli was a mean and cruel man who relentlessly tormented his wife. Bartolomeo didn’t want any children and he wanted Alessandra all to himself. He was a very jealous man. Today Bartolomeo was extremely mean and drunk. Alessandra had just come home from grocery shopping and was putting up the groceries when Bart decided to go on a rant.

“What took you so long?” Bart asked.

“I was grocery shopping it usually takes this long.” Alessandra answered.

“You lying slut! Where have you been?” Bart asked as he grabbed her arm. “I know you have been cheating!” he yelled.

“I have been at the grocery store, I swear Bart.” Alessandra said as she snatched her arm away.

Alessandra loved Bart, so she put up with his constant yelling but today she was just tired of it. She tired to ignore him and continued putting up the groceries. Bart could tell that Alessandra was annoyed and it aggravated him even more. Before Alessandra knew it he had hit her. Bart had pushed her or grabbed her on several occasions but he had never hit her. Bart had balled up his fat fist and swung it across Alessandra’s slender face.

Bart watched as Alessandra fell to the floor. He showed no sign of remorse as he walked over her to the refrigerator and grabbed his thirteenth beer. As she lay crying on the floor he walked back to his recliner and continued watching the game. Alessandra’s anger built up until she had a butcher knife in her hand and a single thought in her head; kill her husband.

She had blocked out the entire moment, grabbing the knife, walking over and stabbing Bart 26 times in the chest. As she stood over her husband covered in blood it finally hit her, she had murdered Bart. Trembling in fear she called her older brother Carlo. Alessandra Torelli had murdered her husband Bartolomeo Torelli in anger and she knew she needed help.

Her brother Carlo Bisso a notorious crime boss In New Jersey specialized in getting rid of things you didn’t want found and a body was no exception. Carlo chopped Bart’s body into little pieces with a buzz saw and fed him to the sharks in New Jerseys Shark River, a place where he had put several bodies. Carlo was powerful enough to Bart’s entire life erased and he would. Carlo loved his little sister Alessandra, he had been like a father to her. Their own father had died when Alessandra was very young while living the life that now made Carlo billions.

Carlo hid his sister in one of his many hotels in New Jersey the luxurious Monte Carlo while he got rid of the body. When he returned Alessandra sat on the patio of her room smoking a cigarette. She looked like she was in a daze. Carlo felt for his sister, she was only 24 and she had just murdered a man.

“Allie how are you doing?” Carlo asked.

Alessandra turned and looked at Carlo with this scary emptiness in her eyes.

“Is he dead?” she asked.

© 2014 Aquila Taite

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Strevvarian Odyssey

“Bespir!, Hursoof!, pack your things!” Gleaffaar yelled as he raced through the house with his brother Arfadaar close behind.

“Honey, what’s going on?” Bespir asked as she ran out of the kitchen.

“Vhatalii and Chokan are dead and me and Arfadaar are wanted for murder.” Glaeffaar replied. “Get Hursoof, we have to go now.” He said calmly.

Bespir ran upstairs screaming her daughters name as Glaeffaar and Arfadaar began grabbing food and water. Glaeffaar and Arfadaar were brothers who both worked in the military. Arfadaar built weapons for the military and trained soldiers in hand- to- hand combat. Glaeffaar was captain of the ship “The Odyssey” in the Strevvarian navy. He was also an admiral and controlled an entire fleet.

Hursoof came down the stairs in tears with two huge suitcases. “Daddy, what’s going on?” she asked. “Where are we going?” she asked while crying.

“Hursoof, calm down and follow your uncle outside to put your things in the car.” He answered her calmly while gazing into her eyes to comfort her. “I don’t have time to explain now.” He added. Glaeffaar ran up stairs to pack his clothes and hurry his wife along. “Bespir, hurry up we must leave right now!” Glaeffaar yelled.

“I’m coming.” Bespir yelled back.

“Go put your things in the car, I’m right behind you.” Glaeffaar said.

The entire family was safely in the car when they began to hear sirens. Glaeffaar started the car and speed out of his driveway. He used all the back roads to avoid the cops. Every once in a while Glaeffaar would look over at his wife who looked frightened. He placed his hand on her knee to reassure her that things were going to be okay. But Glaeffaar wasn’t so sure.

Glaeffaar and his brother Arfadaar had murdered six rogue Strevvarian cops who killed Arfadaar’s wife and child. The cops had also framed Arfadaar for killing King Hanzoar of Strevv, under the orders of Ozasicoor, The Secretary of Defense and the King’s right hand. They killed the king to put Ozasicoor in power. Ozasicoor planned to blame the kings murder on the Eldanlonians of Gresisia to start a war between the two countries. The Eldanlonians were a race of humanoid aliens with red eyes and telekinetic abilities. They also hate to lose as much as they hated the Strevvarians. But Arfadaar figured out his plan and was about to tell the royal counsel when Ozasicoor has his family kidnapped. Ozasicoor promised to let his family go if he kept quiet but when Arfadaar returned home with his brother Glaeffaar six cops had killed his family and where waiting to kill him as well.

Glaeffaar and Arfadaar were very skilled fighters and they killed the cops with ease.  But they knew when the cops didn’t report back to Ozasicoor they would be in trouble. They had basically just laid out a red carpet for Ozasicoor to blame them for everything. They had no other choice but to flee planet Ouswion for planet earth.
Ozasicoor was a Strevv born Eldanlonian who was beat by his father and abandoned by his mother. He vowed to kill all Eldanlon’s the day he murdered his father at age 14. He spent his childhood in jail until he was of legal age, 18. King Hanzoar had ruled it self-defense and gave him a job in the castle as his assistant when he got out of jail. When Ozasicoor turned 21 he joined the military and quickly moved up the ranks until became the Secretary of Defense. When King Hanzaor signed a peace treaty with the Eldanlons, Ozasicoor was furious. The peace treaty is what led him to kill a man who had been like his father for many years. Ozasicoor couldn’t let go of his hate for the Eldanlonians.
With the military and the Strevvarian police department on their trail Glaeffaar drove into a field where he did hid his ship the Odyssey. “Okay, quickly everyone get on the ship.” Glaeffaar said. Everyone grabbed their things and ran onto the ship. Glaeffaar sat in the captain’s seat while his brother got in the co-captains seat. Glaeffaar began to start up the ship and prepare for lift-off as his wife and daughter buckled up. Hursoof began crying again.

“Daddy, where are we going?” she asked.

“Planet Earth.” He replied.

The Strevvarians were a race of humanoid aliens, who are known throughout the galaxy for their spicy cuisine and piercing green eyes that glow in the dark. So Glaeffaar knew that they would easily fit in with disguises. 

“Get ready for lift.” Arfadaar said as the ships jets came on and lifted off of the ground.

“Ready the jets for super speed.” Glaeffaar said.

“Ready.” Arfadaar replied.

Glaeffaar pressed a green button under a glass case and the Odyssey speed through the sky into outer space. Just as they thought they had lost Ozasicoor’s men, a ship appeared out of nowhere. The ship began firing at them.

“We’re hit.” Arfadaar yelled. “But I think we can make it.” He said. “Arm the missiles!” He yelled.

“Armed!” Glaeffaar replied.

“Fire!” Arfadaar yelled.

They hit the enemy ship and it exploded on impact. Glaeffaar let out a sigh of relief.
“We just lost two engines on the left side!” Arfadaar screamed. “We are going down!” he yelled.

“Everyone get ready for a crash landing!” Glaeffaar yelled.

The Odyssey broke through Earth’s atmosphere and caught fire as it fell into a body of water.

1000 years later

“I’m so excited.” April said. “I can’t believe we are finally going to see inside the ship.” She said talking to the divers on the radio. “What do you see down there?” she asked.

“There are people down here.” Matthew answered back. “I think they are still alive!” he said excited.

“How is that possible?” April asked.

“You won’t believe this, but they are in cryostasis.” He answered.

© 2014 Aquila Taite

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Love Again

You never realize how the last one fucked you up until you try to love again
In your arms
Up all night 
Wondering will the pain ever end
Perfect seems crazy 
Too good to be true
Even if you're trying 
All the things he didn't do
Empty inside 
Nothing left to give
Trying hard to live in these moments
Even harder to live
I want you 
I need you
Just words to be spoken
I love your silence
Comfort to the broken
Your actions make me love again

© 2014 Aquila Taite

Dog Eat Dog

I know I'm crazy
Unhinged and mean
But I'm not as tough 
As I may seem
I took the beatings
I had to be tough
I didn't breakdown
Even though things were rough
To hear myself 
I had to speak 
I had to fight
Though i was weak
Don't advise me
You don't know my life
You may think you know
But you wouldn't be right
In this crazy world the weak are eaten alive
Know my truth
Only the strong survive

© 2014 Aquila Taite


I know what I don't want 
And I can't be convinced otherwise 
Soft lips 
Piercing eyes
Long tales 
I love the way you sound
You make my childhood fantasies linger 
And I'm a dreamer now
Wake up 
I tell myself
This is all just a dream
The things I use to want
Are not as golden as they seemed
I must continue through the open door
And leave locked ones behind
Shame on the these snakes
Poison to my mind
Your words were slick
Your beauty is rare
But you will lead me to trouble 
And leave me down there

© 2014 Aquila Taite

Sunday, February 16, 2014

48 Hours

“But she did not love you back though Mr. Buckner,” Detective Parks said. “You were stalking her she filed a restraining order against you two weeks before she was murdered” said Detective Parks.

“No, she loved me it was just that new guy she was seeing!” Tony yelled. “He made her get a restraining order against me!” Tony screamed.

“Do you mean her fiancée?” Detective Parks asked.

Leaping up from his chair in the small interrogation room Tony yelled “She did not want to marry him, he was forcing her to!”

“Again Mr. Buckner where were you on the night that Ms. Ackerman was killed?” asked Detective Parks.

Tony took a deep breathe and slowly sat back down and calmly said “I was at home.”

“Can anyone corroborate your story?” Detective Parks asked.

“No” Tony answered as he looked into Detective Park’s eyes. “I did not kill her, I loved her” Tony said. “I’m telling you her fiancé did this?” Tony screamed.

“Okay Mr. Buckner lets hear your side of the story” Detective Parks said. “Start from when you first met Ms. Ackerman” The detective added.

“Okay, it was two years ago in a coffee shop” Tony started. “Amber was sitting at a table going over a script for an audition for a commercial” Tony said. “I told her I would help go over her lines because I knew a lot about the business, I’m a camera guy” Tony said continuing his story. “Ever since that day we were friends, hung out and went on dates” Tony added with a sad look on his face. “Then she met Jason Stubbs, he was rich, handsome and young; everything I wasn’t” Tony said.

“So when Ms. Ackerman started dating Mr. Stubbs did she tell you she couldn’t see you again?” Detective Parks asked.

“Yes, she said Jason didn’t want us hanging out anymore” Tony said.

“So why were you still calling Ms. Ackerman non-stop and showing up at her apartment, Mr. Buckner?” Detective Parks asked.

“I loved Amber and I knew Jason was wrong for her” Tony said. “I saw him cheating on her and I wanted to warn her but she didn’t want to hear it” Tony said.

“Is that why you killed her?” Detective Parks asked.

“I did not kill her” Tony said through clenched teeth.

The door to the interrogation room opened and there stood a young fresh faced officer. “Detective Parks there has been a breakthrough in the case” the young officer said.

“Okay I will be right there” Detective Parks said. “You know what Tony I’m going to be honest with you, things don’t look good for you right now” the Detective said. “The way that girl was hacked up you will be lucky if you just spend the rest of your life in prison” The Detective added as he left the interrogation room.

Tony was nervous as he looked around the empty room. All he could think about was his little brother and if he went to prison who was going to put him through law school.

“Well Tony we found the murder weapon” The detective said as he shook his head.

“That’s great I’m free to go then, right?” Tony asked.

“No Tony, we found it in the dumpster outside your apartment with your fingerprints all over it” Detective Parks said.

It was like everything was moving in slow motion when Tony heard the detective say his fingerprints were all over the murder weapon. As soon as Detective Parks finished his sentence the interrogation room filled up with officers. In seconds Tony was in handcuffs and was being hauled off to a cell.

When it was time for Tony to use his one phone call he called his little brother Bennie. “Hey Bennie it’s me Tony I’m in jail and I need your help” Tony said. “Look just listen, they are trying to pin Amber’s murder on me” Tony said. “I need you to get in touch with her sister Sarah and find some proof I didn’t do it and her fiancée Jason Stubbs did” Tony said.

“Okay Tony” Bennie answered.

“Okay I’m counting on you, I have to go now” Tony said then he hung up the phone.

 Bennie quickly got in touch with Sarah who to his surprise thought that Jason killed her sister as well. Sarah was almost sure she could get evidence to get Tony off. Sarah said her sister kept a diary and she would just go to her apartment and get it. Bennie waited on Sarah at a near by coffee shop while she went to retrieve the diary. Bennie waited patiently until an hour had passed and he became worried. Sarah wasn’t answering her cell phone so Bennie decided to go by the apartment himself.

Bennie pulled up to Amber’s apartment and he didn’t see Sarah’s car anywhere so he decided to go in. The front door was already unlocked and inside there was signs of a struggle and blood. Bennie looked everywhere but there was no sign of the diary. On his way out of the apartment he called the police and told them what happened.

Even after Bennie told the police what happened they still wouldn’t arrest Jason. They said there was nothing linking him to the crime. Bennie knew he was his brother’s only hope. Bennie begin to think if I was with an abuse jealous man who had a key to my apartment I would probably hide my diary somewhere else. Then it hit Bennie where better than my big sisters house who hated him.

Bennie rushed over to Sarah’s house and searched from top to bottom. Just he was about to give up there in Amber’s old room was a huge teddy bear with a zipper. It was like the bear was calling out to him. Bennie slowly unzipped the teddy bear and there it was the diary.

Bennie rushed to the police. When Bennie got to the police station he went right to Detective Parks and threw the diary on his desk.

“What’s this?” Detective Parks asked.

“Proof my brother didn’t kill Amber Ackerman” Bennie said. “Read the last three pages” He said.

Detective Parks read the last three pages. “Officer Sykes release Mr. Buckner and send a squad to Stubbs enterprises to pick up Mr. Jason Stubbs” Detective Parks said.

                                                                                                                                  © 2014 Aquila Taite

Saturday, February 15, 2014


“That steak was amazing Avery” Miranda said. “You weren‘t lying when you said you could cook” Miranda said with a smile.

“Thanks” Avery said. “Do you want to go for swim in the pool?” He asked.

“No I really should be going” Miranda said.

“Are you leaving already?” Avery asked disappointed.

“Yeah, I got a busy schedule today” Miranda said.

“Its just I have been trying to get you to my house forever and when you finally get here you only stay an hour” Avery said.

“I have to tell you something Avery“ Miranda said as she stood up from the dinner table.

“I don’t think I like the sound of that” Avery said with a laugh.

“I think we should end things.” Miranda said to Avery trying hard not to make eye contact.

“Why?” Avery asked while his eyes welled up with tears.

“I’m just not happy anymore.” Miranda stated.

“So that is it? After a year we are done?” Avery questioned angrily.

“I’m in love with someone else.” Miranda said now staring directly into Avery’s eyes.

“Are you serious!” Avery screamed as he got up from his seat. “I can’t believe this!” he yelled now pacing back and forth.

“Calm down Avery. Its for the best” Miranda said try to comfort him.

“No Miranda don’t try to comfort me!” Avery yelled. “I won’t let you do this.” He told Miranda with a crazy look in his eyes. “I’ll kill you before I let you leave.” He told her.

“Avery don’t be insane, just move on!” Miranda yelled becoming frustrated.

“I’m serious.” Avery said eerily calm.

“Okay I’m going to leave now” Miranda said now very frightened.

“ No you aren’t” Avery said as he grabbed Miranda’s wrist.

“ Let me go!” Miranda screamed frantically trying to get away.

“I knew were cheating on me but I told myself you would come to your senses because we were in love.” Avery whispered in Miranda’s ear as he tightened his grip on her wrist. “I can’t live without you Miranda, can’t you see that!” He screamed. “I gave you everything!” Avery yelled.

“Please Avery let me go.” Miranda begged as she started to cry. “I’m sorry.” She whimpered.

“No you aren’t but you will be.” Avery said. “See I found out where your little boyfriend lived” Avery said with a huge creepy grin on his face. “I waited until he went to sleep then I broke into his apartment.” He said. “He thought I was I you” Avery laughed.

“No Avery.” Miranda begged.

“Yes Miranda! I killed your boyfriend” Avery said. “I stabbed me twenty times in the chest!” He screamed. “He didn’t even know who I was!” Avery yelled angrily. “You never even mentioned me!” He screamed. “The guy that worked two jobs for you! Gave you a car and paid all of your bills!” Avery screamed in tears.
“You used me!” he yelled.

“Avery I met you in the strip club you had to know that this wasn’t real” Miranda said. “I’m a stripper this whole this was just a fantasy.” Miranda said. “Miranda isn’t even my real name.” Miranda said trying to calm Avery down.

“I thought you were different from all those other girls though” Avery said as he loosened he grip on her wrist. “I guess you just like the rest of them only wanting money” Avery said. “I wanted to marry you, Miranda” Avery said.

“Avery I was going to marry Jake, the guy you killed” Miranda said.

“Well not anymore.” Avery said. “You should have married me, Miranda” He said. “What did Jake ever do for you?” Avery asked. “I was the one you took care of you” Avery added.

“Listen Avery now that he is gone we can be together” Miranda said. “Nothing is stopping me from being with you now” Miranda said trying to convince him not to kill her. “Just let me go” Miranda pleaded.

“No you are lying, that’s all you do!” Avery yelled. “Just shut up!” He screamed. “You are just trying to trick me” Avery said.

“No Avery I’m not I really care about you” Miranda said.

“Stop lying!” Avery yelled.

“Please don’t do this.” Miranda said through tears. “We can be together now” Miranda pleaded.

“Enough” Avery said as he pulled a switch blade from his pocket.

“Please don’t” Miranda cried out. “Help!” Miranda screamed hoping a neighbor would hear. “Somebody help me!” She yelled as she jerked around trying to free herself.

“You were just like the rest of them” Avery said. “They lied to me and forced me to do things, bad things I did not want to do” Avery said. “I got blood on my hands because of you lying women!” Avery yelled. “You only think about yourselves and money!” He screamed.

“Avery you don’t have to do this” Miranda said.

“Quiet, don’t worry you will be with your love soon” Avery said as he ran his fingers through her long black hair and slit Miranda‘s throat. “See what you made me do!” He yelled as he let her lifeless body hit the floor. “I loved you!” He screamed at her lifeless body. “Now you, Jake and all the rest of those liars can be together” He said as he lit a cigarette with his bloody hands.

“Good boy Avery” a dark figure in the corner of the room said. “She wasn’t good enough for you” the dark figure added. “You don’t need her, you have me” The dark figure said.

“I just want to love someone” Avery cried. “I just want someone to love me back” Avery said in tears.

“All you need is me!” the dark figure yelled as it moved closer.
“Your dead!” Avery yelled. “Leave me alone!” he screamed. “Your not real!” Avery screamed.

“I’m your wife!” The dark figure yelled. “You can only love me!” The dark figure screamed.

“No, no, no!” Avery wailed. “Get out of my head!” He screamed.

“I will never let you go Avery” The dark figure said. “You are mines forever!” The dark figured yelled. “Now let’s bury the body” The dark figure said.

© 2014 Aquila Taite