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

Cronan Parry4 days 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 ...
Mala 13 days ago
The Never Ending Train
As I step onto the 17:33 train, I feel everyone's eyes manoeuvre to my shaking body; each stare stabs me like a burning, molten iron sword. My legs are pinned to the filthy floor, my body swaying to t...
Fairy Tale Murders
They were holding hands, fingers tangled together as if they had once been in love. I found that particularly strange given that witnesses say the two victims didn’t know each other. The boy’s pale-sk...
TMarie a month ago
Obsession
It was a dark fall night in October. The cool breeze blew, making the leaves on the ground dance along the concrete. A young man walked quietly along the street. Hands in his pockets, he whistled a nu...
Eliza Vargas2 months ago
The Eclipse: Truth or Treason
BRAYNK! BRAYNK! BRAYNK! BRAYNK! The alarm system is blaring in the west wing of a government research building. A man is sitting at a computer with a file loading on the screen. He frantically looks a...
Jamie Arcelay2 months ago
Who Killed Me? (Ch. 5)
Reuben and Naveen had been on the track team together the year prior. Reuben was different from the rest of our friend group. He was a little older than us and might have been going to Dutchess Commun...
Jay Williams2 months ago
Seconds Down
15… 14… 13… Running… Running hard, not able to stop. My heart is going a mile a minute while my legs are trying to catch up. I look over my shoulder for a brief second, and they are still on my tail. ...
Abigail Wadsworth2 months ago
Strangers in the Dark
My skirts made it ever so difficult to manage through the muddied streets. Not to mention it was night and I was stalking the very man who had just broken into my home. With every turn I feared losing...
Jodi Roberts2 months ago
Laid to Rest
I am still breathing so I know that I am alive. I can't see anything. I open my eyes, but it is pitch black and my eyes see only darkness. No sounds to give me a clue as to where I am. Am I in my bed ...
De'Ja Wilcher2 months ago
Worthless
Shawn always managed to find a way to regain his role as the puppet master in my life. I think I am taking two steps forward, and he makes it his duty to knock me 10 steps backwards. If my success and...
Jodi Roberts3 months ago
Lost Lovers
"Hello, is this Samantha?" I asked. I actually knew that it was her already, I would know her voice in a crowded coffee shop. I have been watching her for a while now. I found her as I was searching f...
Lauren Burke3 months ago
How to Lose Gangsters and Alienate Them
I saw you once before and you looked like the average Joe passing me by in the crowd. One week later, I sat on a bench thinking about going back to go back to England, overwhelmed by my experience and...
Abigail Wadsworth3 months ago
The Man Behind Jack the Ripper
“So, all of it was a lie?” My quivering voice betrayed me as I confronted him. He stood there, silent, with his eyes avoiding mine. The light from the candle behind him gave his whole appearance a mys...
Elijah Taylor3 months ago
Paycheck
I lie in bed waiting for a voice automated call to disclose the next location of my target. I start to ponder the different career choices that others have, and my previous targets. If I were to be in...
Stefin Bradbury3 months ago
Broadcast Amphetamine
Al Johnson believes he’s a willing participant in Betty’s regales, but the deeper he dives into her world of sex, drugs, and self-mutilation, the more he feels his own desperation. With a diabetic mother dying from the debilitating disease, Al is quickly forced to realize his own mortality. As memories from an abusive childhood rise to the surface, he willingly helps Betty exact revenge on her own abusive father, hoping the confrontation will not only exorcise her demons, but his own. WARNING: E...
Jodi Roberts3 months ago
The Doll House
This is fun, although you probably would not agree, unless you have been caught and are now sitting on death row. I have the perfect location and nobody will ever find it. It is so far into the depth ...
Jodi Roberts3 months ago
Death by Chocolate
It had been a long day for Bridgett, she was an RN at the Trinity Hospital, and had just pulled a double shift. Walking towards the door, she heard Shelly at the front desk call out to her. Turning ar...
Jodi Roberts3 months ago
Disney Fun
It was close to quitting time and Mitch hadn't the patience to run the roller coaster one last time. He'd been stuck here for 10 hours, watching the people get on and get off. It was an endless cycle ...