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Josh Cheon6 months 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 Marlow7 months 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 Critch7 months 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 Ellis7 months 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 Critch7 months 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 Critch7 months 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 Rozema7 months 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 Leigh7 months 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 Briscoe7 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....
Yoni Kirby8 months ago
Girl Destroys the World Chapter 4
But I never told you about our time in prison. So let me do that. Jimmy was all full of these obsessions and loathings that had to do with me. He absolutely detested me, As if it was my fault we ended...
Yoni Kirby8 months ago
Girl Destroys the World Chapter 3
The stay at prison was pretty dreary. The accommodations were suitable for high-class prisoners at Alcatraz—except for the fact that they made us wear white shirts and blue pants. I know that the ster...
Yoni Kirby8 months ago
Girl Destroys the World Chapter 2
I should tell you now, Jimmy is no fun in jail—or anywhere. He gets all dirty from rolling around in the dirt in the bottom of the cell and lets out trumpet blasts of air when he’s panting, which is o...
Monos D.O.A8 months ago
Dead Man Walking on New Year's
The music is loud, the place is messy, but hey, you're having fun. The fact that you snuck in to Marco's New Year's party makes it even better! While you're not "That Unpopular Guy," you weren't popul...
Loving the Loveless Pt. 4
July 16, 2018 at 3:30pmMUSC Front Lobby, Charleston, SCSebastian Kane He wanted to run through the halls but he had a reputation to uphold, both professional and personal, so even though he was beyond...