The Perfect Alibi ~ A Short Story

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Although it was not evident to anyone watching, former Bank of America President Alex Pierce was furious. He had just been fired after 30 years of dedicated services to the bank. He knew the building better than anyone and could navigate his way anywhere in it while blindfolded.

"We're taking a new image," he had been told. "We're going to hire a younger president so that we will attract the next generations."

Basically they had called him old and worn. They were done using him so they dropped him. Everything was falling apart. This wasn't the way it was supposed to work. He went from $35 million a year to nothing.

So as he took his little stroll through the park, he plotted his revenge. It had to be something big. Something that would ruin Bank of America. He thought hard for a long time but nothing came to him.

The only thing that would ruin the bank was a robbery.

Pierce stopped dead in his tracks. A robbery! It was brilliant! But then he came to his senses. Nobody in their right mind would rob the Bank of America. It was the most secure bank in the world. That was the problem. Pierce himself was to old to do it, and no matter how much money he offered, nobody else would do it. The risk was way to great.

He looked around and spotted a young man playing soccer. There was something weird about him though. He was wearing shades even though it was near 6:30 and starting to get dark. He was also carrying a stick with him that he would occasionally stick out.

As Pierce watched, it came to him. The man was blind! But that was impossible. There's no way he could play soccer if he...