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

Jamie Arcelay5 days 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 Williams6 days 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. ...
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 Roberts7 days 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 Wilcher19 days 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 Roberts20 days 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 Burke21 days 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...
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 Taylora month 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 Bradburya month 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 Robertsa month 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 Robertsa month 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 Roberts2 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 ...
Author Faheem2 months ago
Vicious
Buddha is reclined in the rented Charcoal Nissan GTR. His eyes and attention are focused on his iPhone. He's scrolling YouTube when he notices the title Animal Fights. Buddha's interested in conspirac...
Jodi Roberts2 months ago
Nursery Rhymes
I don't know what my folks were thinking when they scribbled my name on my birth certificate. It doesn't exactly scream strong and intelligent woman over here, but it suits my job just fine. People he...
Josh Cheon2 months ago
When the High Bell Tolls
It's been exactly five months since she went missing. The calm well mannered kind girl that I love. I think it's a one-way thing. We were supposed to go on our first date four months and a 29 days ago...
Michael Whateley3 months ago
The Vagabond
“See you matey.” “All the best.” “Take care.” It appeared that Sergeant Major Steven Blackwood couldn’t walk more than five yards before another army walla wished him the best of luck. The army had been good to him. For the last twenty-five years it had been his mother, his father and his best friend. “So, have you got anything planned now that you’re free?” said the corporal who was carrying his bags. Steve had almost forgotten the little corporal was there, he had been so silent as he marched ...
Phoenixx Fyre Dean3 months ago
Moe!
I wonder if anyone can hear my heart pounding? God, it's so loud. I got in here without anyone seeing me. I would have been caught by now, right? I'm not sure why it's now that I've had enough, but it...