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

Davyd Style7 days ago
A Good Beating
Blood, my blood runs like water down my chin; dripping into a puddle on the crotch of my jeans, pooling right behind that awkward fold that the zipper makes that looks like a boner. How long have I be...
wilson jackson10 days ago
Black Medusa
A cold, moonless night with a slight drizzle of rain set the tone for bad things to come. The big black Escalade roared down the long, black, serpentine I-77 highway toward Sugar Creek road where a ne...
wilson jackson11 days ago
Token Black
Two AM Sunday morning, but the usual after midnight crowd at Mitch's bar on Central Avenue didn't stick around on the account that it was the Lord's day. Owned by a man with the same name, Mitch Blake...
2 Men
Murell was modern, tranquil, polite, and honest. She told me she wasn’t crying because she ‘shouldn’t have done it,’ she cried because she felt free after their deaths. I found this a bit alarming and...
The Break In
It was Saturday. About 11:36 PM. Me and my boys were just chilling in my house in Queens, New York. Although it's New York City, where it's busy and full of lights and noises... that didn't stop the m...
Hadley Frances25 days ago
Bubble Baths and Bullets
Hosea Tribe leaned back in the steaming copper tub filled to the brim with clean bubbly water and exhaled a long ragged breath. It had been eighteen days since his last bath, and that had really only ...
Jodi Robertsa month ago
The Free Man
I have worked for the FBI for most of my adult life. I spend my days and nights searching for the criminally insane. The individuals who commit horrendous murders. My name is Indigo Violet, and I real...
Robin Amora month ago
Mr. Black (Ch. 2)
Earlier that day. Cassidy sipped on her cup of coffee, letting the heat of the beverage warm up her body on such a cold autumn morning. The sun was shining, but in the far distance, she could see grey...
Robin Amora month ago
Mr. Black
The sharp wind bit against Guy Black's exposed flesh, and the sound of screaming sirens wailed through the cold night air. He glanced out across the city from the edge of the skyrise building, ready t...
Rachel Jacobsa month ago
Asphalt
I’m running and my breath is staggered. I don’t know where I’m going, I couldn’t even tell you if I’m going north or south. My feet feel like cinderblocks as they clamp onto the floor. It’s finally mo...
Murder On the Train
Winter mornings are always depressing. Dark skies, thick with fog, air so cold your breath leaves a cloud of smoke. This morning was especially depressing; I had to wake up at five AM to get the 6:30 ...
PM Alforda month ago
Nina's Story
"Why do I keep picking you up Nina? I see you here every other weekend. You're beautiful, and smart. Your bakery is a pillar of this community and those oatmeal cookies are heavenly. Why are you letti...
Zeryk Astranova2 months ago
Dementia (One-Shot)
[Prologue Scene] Man 1: “Hey baby, wanna have some good time?” Woman 1: “… Ugh…” Continues to walk by Man 1 to reach another table as he gawks at the young lady. Man 1: “… Hey… I know you will come ba...
Cronan Parry2 months ago
Luca
TRIGGER WARNING: Suicidal Thoughts I’m not entirely sure how to write a trigger warning or what things I should warn for so if anyone reads this and has feedback feel free to get in touch. I’ll leave ...