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Lindsey Cooper3 days ago
Gotcha (Pt. 2)
Chapter 3 I jumped as the screen door slammed shut. Apparently, I was so deep in thought I didn’t hear the door open. Hunter emerged onto the back stoop in his sock-clad feet, still in his pajamas wit...
Lindsey Cooper4 days ago
Gotcha
“Oh my god! He’s dead! How could this have happened?” my brain screams. And yet, she’s continuing the CPR, in and out and in and out. The artificial breath for an artificial body that is no longer inh...
Jamie Arcelay8 days ago
Who Killed Me?
I went home to see my parents crying through prayer in front of the family shrine. I hated that I was the cause of their pain. When the police had questioned my family, my mother had told them that I ...
Kiana White10 days ago
Murder Mystery
The detective kicked his shoe against the desk. He was tired of being one step behind the killer. Enough was enough. He sat back down in his chair and began to read through the files once more. "There...
Reid Moore11 days ago
30 Days
30 Days has September, April, June, and November All the rest have 31 All that is Except for one... -Classic Children's Rhyme DAY ONE It was a dark and stormy night. And that's unusual for LA this tim...
Nicole Partridge14 days ago
The Strike
It was a late night and I had just gotten off work. I had to do the late shift again. "Ughh I'm so tired." That's what I always tell myself, and yet nothing ever changes in my life. I'm tired of every...
Tiana Covington18 days ago
The Known and the Unknown
It was a humid day in June when Luna Smithers decided she wanted to have ice cream with her boyfriend of one year, Luis Martinez, at his house. She pulled up to his house in her powder blue Corvette. ...
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Alyssa Martin25 days ago
The First One
A chilling first story about someone who had enough.
Escape
You walked in and my world stopped. Not in the good way that you'd think. Not because I was so in love with you that setting my eyes on you once again would make me melt in your presence. It stopped, ...
Emily Piercea month ago
The Green Hat
The water seeped enticingly through the woman’s toes as she waited for night to fall and the moon to peek out from behind the dark gray clouds. Her dyed pink hair was slightly wet from the heavy mist ...
Jamie Arcelaya month ago
Who Killed Me?
When I was sent back to earth, I found myself roaming the hallowed halls of Arlington High School. Class was in session. I found my locker, or old locker actually, across from chemistry class, which I...
Linda Belcher2 months ago
Thirty Minutes
Thirty minutes. Half an hour. One thousand, eight hundred seconds. It can fly by, or it can be the longest amount of time. My wife and I were visiting relatives for the holidays. It was a cold, snowy ...
Sharlene Alba2 months ago
Sofia: Part 5
Sofia woke up with a massive headache pounding through her skull. She wondered where it had originated because she hadn't been drinking last night with Daviel. In fact, the last thing she remembered w...
Sean Powers2 months ago
Ronaldo Venuti: An American Mob Story (Part 1)
New York, New York; the city that never sleeps. A place that has welcomed millions of people from all over the world. People that have left their homes and their families behind in hopes of creating a...
Jamie Arcelay2 months ago
Who Killed Me?
I know, I know. Of all the people you'd ask for answers about that night, I'd be at the top of the list. But when you die, memories of it just get erased. Or at least they did for me. I guess I'm part...
Jenna Malin2 months ago
The Dark Side of Chicago (Pt. 3/3)
“You can’t leave me, Mama,” I sobbed into the pillow next to my mother’s balding head. She shushed me quietly and, with a frail, shaking hand, brushed my hair behind my ear. I looked up at her through...
Jenna Malin2 months ago
The Dark Side of Chicago (Pt. 2/3)
The pint of Jack called my name from behind the counter in the middle of the store as the bell on the door announced another customer’s arrival. A sharp throb forced its way deep into the center of my...
Jenna Malin2 months ago
The Dark Side of Chicago (Pt. 1/3)
I sat on the wooden bench in the park, staring out at the water pushed into a spontaneous wave of rhythm by the relentless wind. The early morning sun reflected off its surface, making it shine like i...