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Celine Urbina year ago
Castles
Prologue The September air is brisk as it hits midnight in my small town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I look out the window at the full moon wishing I was there. Maybe I’d be happier there than here. I lo...
Sam Wijesinghea year ago
Confrontation Before Departure
When she came back to her senses, her vision was still dark. Am I dead? She thought. She tried to move her hands and felt a strong grip on them. Her hands were struggling with a tight fabric. Her sens...
A Strange Encounter
Minding my own business, I proceeded down the long path. Hands in my pockets, to keep them from the cold, I walked with a mission towards the bus stop. It was a typical winter's day and I, being the "...
David Shorba year ago
I Play in the Key of Fission (Part 2)
Authors Note: Read Part 1 Here It had been six months since Richard Cummings PhD had accepted his spot on the Philadelphia Philharmonic Symphony as a conductor. He had started out as an understudy but...
Syd Ghana year ago
The Queen of Evidence
There’s a moment before you kill someone where you feel light as a feather and free as a bird. There’s no less cheesy way of putting it. Lots of people don’t know what it feels like, but I do. In that...
Red Flash
She believed in me in a way no one else ever has and no one else ever will, and I betrayed her. The worst part is she doesn't know. She still thinks I went missing, someone kidnapped me. That's not th...
Yae Yaea year ago
Operation 18-Wheeler 2
March 20, 2018, 1400 18-Wheeler Transport, Victorville, CA When Reggie and Marco walk up to the address on the card, the terminal didn’t look like other small terminals the men had been to. They were ...
Dustin Polka year ago
The True Price of Vengeance
Jason Almendale walks into the front door of a small, family-owned restaurant on a sunny Detroit afternoon and finds his usual seat, ordering his usual meal. “Good afternoon, Mary, lemme get the...” H...
Jamie Willsa year ago
Outlaws
The memory of the robbery is fresh in my head, we have taken the only witness as captive. I don’t see why, he’s so drunk he won’t be able to remember anything any way. I was supposed to be a witness t...
Yae Yaea year ago
Operation 18 Wheeler
March 18, 2016 Phoenix, Arizona 0200 Reggie and Marco had been out on the road for 4 weeks, and they were tired. Tired of the truck, truck stop food, the same highways, and the endless miles of nothin...
Tanisha Daggera year ago
Criminal Intent: 2
You're there for what feels like hours but only a couple of minutes later, there is what seems to be a silhouette appearing over you. As it appears to come closer to your body, you start to ask for he...
I.H Freea year ago
It Took James
"I bet It's not even real," Danyl Cronfeld said, as he patted Stewart Brice's hair. "Dustin’s just full of it." "Shut up, Danyl! My brother told me he's seen It. He went into the house when he was our...
Tanisha Daggera year ago
Criminal Intent 1
This is where it all begins, Starting off in a new town, not really knowing where you are, who you are or who is around you. You began your evening with your work colleagues going out for a meal to ce...