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Mystery, crime, murder, unsolved cases. Contribute your own tales of crime to Criminal.

Ray L. Pfundt5 days ago
The Touch of Fear
In the dead of night, at approximately three in the morning, murder was in the air and blood was drying on the ground. The smell of death floated around the city of Chicago. Eighteen Hours Prior Detec...
Hazel Hitchins5 days ago
A Taste for Murder
“Contestants, you have 90 minutes. Let’s cook.” An angry hiss seared the air as the onions hit the pan. Too hot! She galvanised into action, snatched the pan from the heat, and shuffled the contents a...
Angela Damrow9 days ago
Faceless
As I looked down into her lifeless body, I wonder what I have done to this woman that I love. I take a bite, then drop her heart and gently kiss her soft cheek. "I'm sorry for what I have done to you,...
Angela Damrow12 days ago
Nameless
Presley Nicole Hamachi; Job: Computer Programmer; Age: 27. That's me, that's my life. Fabulous isn't it? Sad thing is, there's nothing incredible about my life. Tell you about myself? Hmm, let's see. ...
Syntheri Gnosis18 days ago
The Accident
I returned home with a smile on my face. A lovely date, it had been. As I had imagined, she was a beautiful girl; one of my dreams. Her laugh gives my chest a flutter and my fist clenches. I've always...
Harper Whitea month ago
Hot Water
"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." —John Wayne Her boots slammed against the pavement as she made her way into the building, her service weapon in her hand and her finger poise...
Harper Whitea month ago
Hot Water
"Initiative is doing the right thing without being told." Victor Hugo The sound of her heart best slammed against her head, echoing around the seemingly endless chasms of her soul. Everything around h...
Toorjo Mishraa month ago
Fate of Reality
Chen Song woke up to the sound of a deafening gunshot. After springing out of bed, he sprawled to the closet to grab his revolver. As Chen Song made his way down his four-story villa, flashes of his d...
William Hillsona month ago
Lay's Office
Lay shifted, yawning behind the back of his hand before pushing to stand. When he opened the door to his office and peered into the mostly empty chairs of the waiting room, he was fractionally more aw...
Rhiannon Hammetta month ago
Life Is Not What It Seems
Friday morning, in the suburbs of York, the sun was gloriously shining as we adequately filled the car with suitcases and other various items. “I love you. It’ll be fine once we’ve got away,” Jackson,...
Interrogation
Darkness, and the smell of damp cement. Of all the five senses he could use to describe this room, those were his favorite. He chuckled to himself, he found the situation almost drolling. The lights f...
Sian-Lenna Reida month ago
I Followed Him Home
I continued following him. Nothing out of the ordinary happened for around 15 minutes when he turned off into a thin path. My eyes began looking around at the path I had just started walking on, it wa...
Shots Fired
Being an infamous, yet anonymous, sniper for the many gangs that riddled her city’s and the few surrounding cities’ streets was not the ideal job. She had to keep herself anonymous in order to hold no...
Julia Barker2 months ago
London—1890
London—1890 Lydia Michaels was a petite girl with long flowing locks of dark brown hair and bright blue eyes. She lived with her father and her three brothers in a mansion in the middle of London. Sin...
D'Naja Lynch2 months ago
I Love and Hate You Part Two
Chapter 1 Monti drove up to the door of the restaurant, all the lights where off but I could see someone inside. "Stay here," I said to him as I opened the door. I silently opened the front door and m...
Madison Riffle2 months ago
Blood Princess
The pitch black sky turned the whole Kingdom dim and shadowy, the mass numbered stars doing nothing to illuminate the darkness. Flowers sleep in the dark as the galloping of a dark horse treading enco...
D'Naja Lynch2 months ago
I Love and Hate You
HANNAH'S POV "I need to leave, get out and away!" I screamed in my head as my father kicked me again. I tried to get up but every time I tried he would kick me down again. He pulled out a knife and ra...
Sam Wijesinghe2 months ago
In the Arms of the Bigger Spider
Part 1: "Confrontation Before Departure" here. He had a sip from his coffee and set his eyes wondering around the office room, examining the paraphernalia. A white board was filled with marker lines j...