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 Category:  Mystery and Crime Fiction
  Posted: September 3, 2019      Views: 40

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"Chingada" by Brett Matthew West

"I ain't never murdered nobody, but the State of Texas is gonna kill me!"

Strapped taut around his chest, waist, and legs to a stainless-steel gurney, the grey-bearded, condemned serial killer Lionel Simmons proclaims these words with eyes that blink several times. The trenchant syringe of pentobarbital slips deep into the vein in his arm. The needle tracks from his drug abuse are obvious. A silent telephone hangs on the turquoise wall of the execution chamber. A somber stillness fills the air.

In a strong, East Texas drawl, Warden Darren MacMurphy snarls, "There is one person who can stay your execution, Simmons, however, Governor Santos has demonstrated no intention of sparing your worthless life."

Simmons spits a goober in the warden's face. In anger he retorts, "Vete a la chingada!"

Outside the Polunsky Unit of the Texas Death Chamber, Amanda Norton reports, "Listed among the crimes Lionel Simmons has been convicted of is the savage murder of Elijah Thompson that occurred on March 26, 2007, for which he received the death penalty."

The ginger coquette looks at the Piaget watch fastened on her wrist; the luxury a gift from someone she once knew. The brilliance of the diamonds affords her self-worth. She notices no protesters gathered on the street. A slow-moving F150 approaches and stops. George Strait's "Check Yes Or No" blares from the radio. The Stetson perched on top of the young driver's head catches her flirtatious stare.

She inhales a deep breath, licks her creamy lips in anticipation, and purrs into her microphone, "The local time is 8:13pm. Soon, Lionel Simmons will pay for his atrocities. I'm Amanda Norton for KHRT-TV, Channel 18 in Huntsville."

Author Notes
Vete a la chingada - Spanish for Go to Hell. The expression is sometimes used for Get the F-Bomb outta here!

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