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Jacob Bufore8 months ago
Why I Did It
My cellmate recently asked me why I killed all those people. I was happy to tell him. My mother was the most wonderful woman in the world. She was beautiful, kind, and caring. But my father was a putr...
Andrew Guerra8 months ago
I Will Never Be Loved Again
If you were to tell me that one day I would be living in the woods, I would have laughed in your face and told you to piss off. I'm a city girl, who is more accustomed to spending long weekends at the...
Shaneikiya Steel8 months ago
He Killed Her
I guess he didn’t realize that I’d heard him when he said it, so he just kept rambling on, but I heard him. He’d just confessed to the crime and didn’t even know it. I shifted my stance as I glanced a...
Ana Evangeline9 months ago
The Spectacle
So many people come today; I almost feel important. I scan their faces, feeling strangely calm as I study their features. People I know, people I don’t. They’ve all come—woken themselves, gotten dress...
Cold Coffee
FIVE YEARS PAST “Hey Trudy, come on down and guard the shower for me ok?” Dana asked her roommate. “Girl, I’m watching tv! Can’t you go on your own just once?” Trudy had grown impatient with these req...
Melody M.Q. 9 months ago
Running
CHAPTER 1: 04/22/18 Suspect Name: Campos, Lucas (LC) Officer Dorian Moreno (DM) Transcript of Interview with Lucas Campos on the events that occured between the days of March 20, 2018-April 20, 2018. ...
Anna Luciano9 months ago
Father's Killer (Chapter 1)
I put my elbows on the bar top and place my head in my hands. I watch as the women strip on stage and money get's thrown at them. I used to do that for several years... Don't get me wrong, the money w...
Flash Fiction
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...
Shaneikiya Steel9 months ago
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 House9 months 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...
Alice Schellinger9 months ago
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...
Ryder Pittz9 months 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 Cheon9 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 Marlow10 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 Critch10 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 Ellis10 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 Critch10 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...