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

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 Taylor4 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 Bradbury4 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 Roberts4 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 Roberts4 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 Roberts4 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 Faheem4 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 Roberts4 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 Cheon5 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 Whateley6 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 Dean6 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...
Marielle Sabbag6 months ago
Innocent Until Proven Guilty (An Original Fiction)
“Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?” Donna agreed and sat in the chair next to the judge. The whole courtroom was staring at her. At the table, sitting across ...
Julian Hayden6 months ago
Fall of the Leopard
Lavonte Johnson was in his mansion, sitting in his big blue armchair, watching the news, and sipping a bottle of beer. He’d been trying to get some sort of relief from his current depression, but noth...
Thomas Phelps7 months ago
Pacifist
I held my ground as the mugger pointed a knife at me in the alleyway shortcut I had taken. This was the last place I wanted to be, mostly because I was on my way to a date, and I really didn’t want to...
talia mason7 months ago
Trapped by Hatred
Cara Again and again Cara tried and failed to find a way out of the bare concrete room, yet the door would not budge when she tugged at its handle. There was no way out of the cellar in which she had ...
Julia Barker7 months ago
Killer Queen
What makes the perfect Queen? Honesty, kindness, beauty? Queen Helena had all of that, plus the intention to kill anyone who did her wrong. She’s a young queen, her father passing away when she was on...
Melody M.Q. 7 months ago
Restrained
*If you have been raped before and this doesn’t accurately depict how it happens, then I am very very sorry. This is completely fictional* “You know,” Evan said thoughtfully as he kept his back to me....