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TITLE (EDIT)
That Saturday Night
DESCRIPTION
A story of inner struggle and disbelief
[766 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Thriller
AUTHOR
Alberto Pupo
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[December 2000]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (125)
21 Steps Till (Poetry) 21 steps till something occurs... [62 words]
A Game Of Lies (Poetry) Play the game to amuse yourself.... [63 words]
A Journey Throughout (Poetry) A journey... [73 words]
A Lack (Poetry) the confusion created when I miss her... [58 words]
A Path Now Divided (Poetry) Just when everything seemed certain... [59 words]
A Question Of Timing (Poetry) To time everything perfectly to time things right, or to forge forward. [74 words]
A Simple Concept.... (Poetry) A quirky little poem with a dash of humor, about.... [61 words]
After The Storm (Poetry) Dedicated to a love that has been tested by past phantoms but still goes on stronger than ever. [78 words]
Again Struckdown! (Poetry) About frustrations from a not so distant past.... [67 words]
Aimless (Poetry) For the first time understanding what its truly like to lose the love, of one you truly loved. [53 words]
Ambiguous Art (Poetry) Delve deeper to find meaning perhaps... [83 words]
An Ode To The One True Love. (Poetry) This is dedicated to the one I love and will always love, and I hope she will get the chance to read this one day. [128 words]
And So It Goes....... (Poetry) going........ [56 words]
Antidote To Love (Poetry) Is this the cure? [85 words]
Anwser To You (Poetry) Anwser? [48 words]
Awaiting A Call. (Poetry) Desperation at its finest... [71 words]
Before Me... (Poetry) Yes before me... [82 words]
Beg (Poetry) Plead [68 words]
Beyond Earthly Despair (Poetry) Simply beyond... [51 words]
Blinded (Poetry) Cannot see.... [57 words]
Code Red (Poetry) An alert to all [91 words]
Crimson Reverie (Poetry) - [48 words]
Danger... (Poetry) Is there something dangerous in passion? [102 words]
Dark Winter (Poetry) For it can truly be dark. [73 words]
Delusions Of Grandeur (Poetry) There is nothing more ridiculous than a self deluded individual.... [70 words]
Descending (Poetry) Prepare for the fall... [65 words]
Desires Fulfilled (Short Stories) Desires burn deep within the human mind sometimes to have them fulfilled can be lethal. [516 words] [Suspense]
Destiny Of Fools (Poetry) Are we fools destined for something, or is destiny for fools. [90 words]
Embrace Again (Poetry) Strange rantings... [87 words]
Emergence Of The Optimist (Poetry) Emerging from the ashes of the Pessimist. [160 words]
Emerging From Shadows (Poetry) The unexpected can often be disturbing. [101 words]
Emotion Pool (Poetry) A pool of emotions brewed into one. [42 words]
Emptiness Of Living. (Poetry) A life so hollow.... [56 words]
Essence Of Death (Poetry) Life... Death... [69 words]
Eyes Deceive (Poetry) All is illusory everything is deceptionary... [65 words]
Games We Play (Poetry) The games are played. [54 words]
Half An Epiphany (Poetry) To understand to an extent. [54 words]
Imprisoned (Poetry) Locked deep within... [52 words]
Infinite Ocean (Poetry) Oceans of infinity... [63 words]
Inner Demons (Poetry) How insecurity kills... [65 words]
Innocence Lost (Poetry) A loss. [93 words]
Into The Night (Poetry) from the darkness return.... [70 words]
Is This To Difficult To See? (Poetry) The truth about everything and what I feel for her, is it really that difficult for her to see.... [73 words]
Isolated (Poetry) Living in isolation. [42 words]
Jc Of The Kitchen (Poetry) A description of the prophet of the lake [104 words]
Journey Into Nothing (Poetry) Why the past means nothing yet is a plague to the mind... [80 words]
Keeper Of My Heart (Poetry) For my one true love I'm so glad Ifound yher andeven though we are physically seperated by distance we willbe together forever soon enough. [68 words]
La Epica (Poetry) Whatever it is, it has become [168 words]
Live It Up (Poetry) Indulgence is the theme of today. [66 words]
Logical Step... (Poetry) The next step.... [58 words]
Lost In A Thought (Poetry) Deep within the mind in the darkest of corners... [63 words]
Melancholia Darkness (Poetry) As the title implies [69 words]
Memories Of Destiny (Poetry) Remember.... [73 words]
Memories Of Her (Poetry) Only a memory. [102 words]
Mind Of The Betrayer (Poetry) So easily are we all deceived.... [118 words]
Mio Figlio (Poetry) To my son [76 words]
Missing In Action (Poetry) Longing.... [38 words]
Mistress Time.... (Poetry) Generous on the surface but deep down so terribly cruel.... [52 words]
Morbidity (Poetry) All that is Morbid. [56 words]
More Experimental Poems (Poetry) Yet again another experiment. [263 words]
Musings (Poetry) To simply Muse. [84 words]
Nocturnal Godess (Poetry) Love is much to strong... [66 words]
Oceans Of Deception (Poetry) Sailing through treacherous waters.... [62 words]
Ode To Love Bleeding (Poetry) How to find the cure for love... [57 words]
Ode To The False One... (Poetry) A short little invective against one who has caused her such great pain. [74 words]
On The Brink (Poetry) To die just a little every day. [55 words]
Pandemonium! (Poetry) Total chaos is afoot... [76 words]
Passion Reborn (Poetry) A flow of thoughts an outpouring of emotion, dedicated to a grow currently making a difference in my life. [105 words]
Pleasures! (Poetry) Simply Pleasure.... [50 words]
Poem To No One (Poetry) Because this is for that somebdy who is nobody... [89 words]
Pools... (Poetry) For love is predestined... [78 words]
Quagmire In Thought (Poetry) To decide or not to decide to forge ahead or not to, what will she do? [80 words]
Questioning... (Poetry) All must and will be questioned.. [89 words]
Realizations (Poetry) To realize... [64 words]
Reflection (Poetry) To reflect upon... [80 words]
Regretting Mistakes.. (Short Stories) a weird tale of a deranged little mind... [1,044 words]
Restless. (Poetry) Indeed. [56 words]
Returning To That Place (Poetry) Reawakening the Pessimist within. [50 words]
Rhyming With You (Poetry) To rhyme somehow. [33 words]
Salvation In Death (Short Stories) Things are never what they seem... [493 words] [Suspense]
Saturnine (Poetry) Depressing, yet enlightening... [90 words]
Searching For Sleep (Short Stories) Sometimes one cannot find the remedy or solution to the situtation... [536 words] [Suspense]
Secret Place (Poetry) Into the secrecy of nothing. [38 words]
Security Matters (Poetry) The words to ignite [100 words]
Settings (Poetry) To set the stage. [70 words]
Should Have Would Have, Could Have Been (Short Stories) A story of regrets and mistakes.... [638 words]
Slave To The Imaginary (Poetry) Delving into irrational thought. [166 words]
So Now A Crescendo (Poetry) An end.... [55 words]
Sound And Sacrafice (Poetry) to the victor goes.. the spoils [87 words]
Speaking Of Which (Poetry) To speak. [96 words]
Spectre Of A Distant Past (Poetry) A memory of a girl who has faded.... [64 words]
Spellbound (Poetry) To a special someone who has left me simply spellbound. [56 words]
Stranded (Poetry) On this lonesome rock floating away.... [81 words]
Struggle (Poetry) To struggle. [84 words]
Struggles Within (Poetry) A battle against oneself... [53 words]
Suddenly Numb (Poetry) The unfortunate nature of relationships.... [46 words]
Taken (Poetry) To be taken. [46 words]
Taste.... (Poetry) A yearning to break free, and taste passion. [59 words]
The Adulturess (Poetry) Dedicated to all the one's out there. [74 words]
The Experiment... (Poetry) A compilation of experimental type poetry... [224 words]
The Fall (Poetry) What goes up must... [64 words]
The Fruitless Search (Poetry) Love, a most ridiculous notion. [84 words]
The Grazing (Poetry) Grazing. [81 words]
The Mirror Image (Poetry) a redux now corrected [134 words]
The Mirror's Image (Poetry) Do you like what you see? [129 words]
The Replacement... (Poetry) Substituting one for the other... [57 words]
The Song Continues... (Poetry) We sing a most depressive little tune don't we? [58 words]
The Song Of A Goddess! (Poetry) To a Goddess which stirs my heart.... [82 words]
The X- Factor (Poetry) You may not know who you are.. [71 words]
To Diana Empress Of The Heart... (Poetry) Dedicated to the one I loved... Perhaps I still do love. [112 words]
To Enlighten (Poetry) A most noble quest to stroke the ego. [95 words]
To My Muse (Poetry) An ode to her. [118 words]
Tones (Poetry) A tone of misery and despair. [59 words]
Traces (Poetry) A fading trace... [56 words]
Tragic Truth (Poetry) Because the truth stings, reality is harsh. [76 words]
Travel In Darkness (Poetry) The road of a weary traveler... [73 words]
Truth About Love (Poetry) A harsh reality. [67 words]
Unconciously Wanting (Poetry) Wanting unconciously to reveal.. [108 words]
Washing Away The Pain (Poetry) Dedicated to a girl who has recently come into my life and has already made such a difference. [70 words]
Watcher (Poetry) Watching.... [42 words]
Watching Madness. (Poetry) Gazing into that which defies sanity.... [48 words]
Welcome To A New Tomorrow (Poetry) Love the grandest of delusions... [111 words]
Where Does It Go? (Poetry) Indeed where to? [71 words]
Why You Never Loved Me... (Poetry) The minimal doubt that existed, that was magnified by the way things went.. [105 words]
Words Written (Poetry) Read the words written... [55 words]
That Saturday Night
Alberto Pupo

     Saturday evening night of pleasure needless debauchery. Anthony Sanders arrives at homeafter a nightof over indulgence. Eyes blood shot breath reeking of alcohol. Laughing at the most trite of things. Drunkedness is quite comical but on this night all is not well. An open door lights completely off none of the customary noises emanating from within. Yet nothing mattered his mind to weary to dream up a possibility, tio busy to dream. Stumbling unto the meticuolously paved drive way he barely made it to the front porch.
" Honey I'm home." a fit of laughter ansd a sigh
Walking through the threshold sleep called to him a comfortable bed a chance to pass out unto a sheer state of perpetual bliss. The alcohol's hold grew with every passing moment everything seemed to spin in circles. For ten years this unassuming surburban structure has been home. Along with his girlfirend Jen life has been grand since leaving the icy confines of Salem. Clumsiliy he reached for a light switch carefully feeling the walls, after much scrambling he simply quit and plopped unto the velvet couc. Shutting his eyes dreaming a dream an ocean of deepest blue a gllittering ship, a beautifull exotic woman in his arms heading towards a falling sun. Forever he could live this dream all forever a dream. A crash. unexpected, alarming must be the damn cat again up to its foolish games. Shutting his eyes the allure of sleep to great ot be ignored. Another crash and this time he was wide awake, breathing labored eyes searching the dark yet finding nothing but an eerie peace a calm which usually forth a storm of sorts. Unable to sleep once again perhaps he could watch some television to further numb the senses. So that once again he might ssleep and sooth the pounding headache ravaging the mind.
In vain he searched for the remote onlty to find it is nowhere, in frustration he hisses perhaps he should go upstairs and see his precious Jen . Slowly very carefully climbing the steps a sense of vertigo sets in as if he has never scaled these familiar steps. Such nonsense perhaps it is simply the alcohol speaking . With a thud he has reached the summit a narrow passage way lead the way. Walls adorned with photographs memories of happiness and great times they shared Ah poor Jen she must be worried sick about me. Opening the door he enters slowly trying not to rouse her from sleep . He could see her chest rising up and down , tussiling as if in the midst of some nightmare. With the greatest caution he walked towards her to soak in her beauty. A petite figure flowing strands of golden hair, fair features indeed. She has been the love of his life. " Jen wake up" he whispered soothingly " Jen honey please wake up" she stirred and turned the other way,n that is just like her refusing to
be disturbed while in the midst of sleep. Downstairs he heard a soound a shutting door footsteps slowly clambering up. " Who can it possibly be?" While the senses are indeed impaired lust for self preservation runs stronger within. Gun he must find his gun. In a mad scramble he opens the drawer frantically searching for his magnum the only resource against home invasions immediately available. Footsteps quickened in pace what can this be who dares. A bullet in the chamber sweating palms on the handle with a sudden explosion of violence the door swings open. Now the attacker stands befor ehim poised and ready to strike. He jumps on him like a rabid beast a struggle ensues flesh against flesh a survival of the fittest. She cam awake screaming deleriously not knowing what is going on " Bam!" a shot is fired followe dby another a final breath the attacker falls limply to the floor another scream of horror and as if through miraculous action light fills the room , Now a familair face stares back at him grinning triumphantly at peace in death . Blood on his hands a murderer he is condemmed what terrible shame . What he stops to see the crimson flid on the walls . A young girl eyes open bleeding profusely near death. And still the corpse smiles knowingly they all know what he has done....
Gun in hand no way out he reflects upon the night all feeling gone.That face staring back at him the mysterious assailant . " It was he!" a mad laughter breaks throughout a final shot was heard on that Saturday Night!

 

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STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
December 2000
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