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A five-star restaurant takes place for Jill and Dave’s date. It was a very big event for them both. They spent hours together beforehand preparing for the night. Everything about the date had to be pe...
Rape
My eyes flickered open like a light switch. My hand curled around something soft and fluffy, looking down I see a pillow. My senses register that the soft material below me is a bed. I begin to search...
Anne House7 days ago
Safety
My face finally started to ache as I packed as many clothes as I could into my duffle bag. I called my boyfriend Hector sobbing, "He did it again. We have to go now, please pack a bag." "Baby calm dow...
Lydia
Lydia I picked Lydia up at 7:00 PM sharp. We rode in silence for the duration of the twenty-minute drive to the designated spot: the luxurious estate of our boss, the esteemed Mr. Beverly Hoult. His t...
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Ryder Pittz8 days ago
Adam Raised a Cain
The wipers moved with concerning ferocity, urging away the plummeting rain, determined to keep the windshield clear, even if it meant sacrificing themselves in doing so. The rain had been continuous, ...
Josh Cheon12 days ago
Sweet Revenge of the Pregnant Kind (Pt. 1)
In a world where most children are illegitimate and advanced education is for the high and lofty, there is one who will serve life as his teacher, for he is the vessel of knowledge. He does not succum...
Loving the Loveless Pt. 7
August 27, 2018 at 4:00pmMUSC, Charleston, SC Detective Derek Kyle He stood outside Brianna's private hospital room watching Dr. Sebastian Kane talk with her. For all that the doctor had blown into th...
Indiana Marlow18 days ago
Cold Case
It’s a strange thing to wake up to a taste, especially when it’s blood. You get used to the tang of morning breath from a lover, the ghost of a takeaway or mix of booze and cigarettes. But Detective I...
Jessica Critch25 days ago
The Secret of Iris (Pt. 3)
The first weeks of my time at SJCF was a whirlwind. Learning how to adapt to a new home and lifestyle is always challenging, but especially for a four-year-old. Kaylee and Megan guided me through ever...
brittaney Ellisa month ago
Us Against the World
She stood in the doorway dripping in blood. What could she do now? Denial wasn't going to work anymore. Melissa and James were born on Halloween night. Their mom went into labor at 12 pm. James was bo...
Jessica Critcha month ago
The Secret of Iris (Pt. 2)
From the moment I stepped into the Sullivan Juvenile Correctional Facility, my life took a different trail than I had ever imagined. I was robbed of so many childhood experiences. My first day of scho...
Jessica Critcha month ago
The Secret of Iris (Pt. 1)
The sound of clanging bars, angry whispers, and grunts replaced the sound of my parents' voices. Most children have their first memories being a trip to Grandma's house or jumping off the diving board...
Loving the Loveless Pt. 6
August 27, 2018 at 3:00 pmMUSC, Charleston, SCSebastian Kane "Dr. Kane?" He looked up from the case folder spread out on his desk at Dr. Ilyza Ukinov with a frown. She was normally down in the E.R. as...
Broken Faith (Chapter 3)
Chapter 3 I sat in my Defender parked down the road to Marley’s house, waiting for her to come out. As I lit a cigarette I couldn’t help taking in how nice the house was. Definitely looked like someth...
Thomas Rozemaa month ago
Nylex
The virtual watchmen surveyed their gaze across the abandoned street, piercing through the midnight darkness, seeking for any signs of trespassers and unruly fiends. Although these security cameras we...
Brett Leigha month ago
Studio City, Chapter 1
Los Angeles - Night - May 16, 1925 Fog blankets a cobblestone street illuminated by moonshine. Peaceful. Quiet. Spacious homes suggest west coast. BANG. A piercing gunshot comes from an abandoned ware...
Loving the Loveless Pt. 5
August 27, 2018 at 1:30 PMNorthwoods Mall, North Charleston, SCDetective Derek Kyle He pushed wearily up from his chair to toss his empty food container in the trash before plopping back down at the t...
William J Briscoe2 months ago
InSecurity
InSecurity InSecurity is a tale of security guards and the antics of a livelier shift. It’s a tale of wins and a tale of defeats. These are their stories. Roy checks his phone and he sees its 2:42 AM....