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Yoni Kirby6 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 Kirby6 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.A6 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...
Loving the Loveless Pt. 3
July 16, 2018 at 9:05AMMUSC, Downtown Charleston, SC Brianna Steele She hated the heat with a passion she didn't have words for. Why mom ever thought moving from Illinois to fucking South Carolina was...
Unbreakable Bond
Delilah knelt on the saturated ground in front of the weathering stone. She wanted to trace the engraved name with her fingertips, but each letter would only be a reminder of our disintegrating memori...
Loving the Loveless Pt. 2
July 16, 2018 at 7:10am The North Bureau, North Charleston, SCDetective Derek Kyle "Yo, DK!" Derek sighed heavily, thankful that the bullpen was louder than usual following the morning shift change so...
Shane Laing6 months ago
Mr. Pilgrim
It was December 16, 2011. The snow plummeted down from the skies above. The roads of London were empty; wait that isn’t how I’m doing this. That just isn’t my type of story—who wants to listen to me b...
Oluf Marshall6 months ago
The Flatmates
To give some background, I should note that I am an anxiety sufferer. I am also something of an introvert who values time to myself. I think it’s partially to do with an onset of depression I had when...
Shane Laing6 months ago
Betrayal
It was November 21st 2001, rain splashed down around me. I was so focused on her that even the cracking of twigs among the leaf riddled ground didn’t catch my attention. She was there, waiting. For wh...
Guilty, Not Guilty (Part 1)
I’ve never forgotten her; it’s been eight years now. She must have changed, aged, perhaps even wrinkled. I can only remember the youthfulness of her face; the dimple on her right cheek when she smiled...
Phoebe H6 months ago
Moral Dilemma Narrative - Joan from Accounting
The ceiling of my dismal apartment is the first thing I see. I breathe a deep sigh and force myself to my feet. I find clothes that I’ve worn many times before and I put a bagel in the toaster. I now ...
A Silhouette's Deception
He emerged from the obscurity of the alleyway, an unlit cigarette hanging out of his mouth. Freddie had never been one for smoking. He always found himself coughing too much, but he liked the way it l...
Brooke Vigil7 months ago
The Way Gordon Drove
It may have started the night before. My wife and my two young sons went out for ice cream near the Dairy Queen across the street. The phone rang and it was her—no, not my wife—it was Carmen and she w...
James Loss7 months ago
Chance Encounters
Randall knew he was never a lucky guy, if there existed such a thing as luck. He felt as though the subway doors always closed right before he stepped on, felt some other pedestrian always snagged his...
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Shant Suvalian7 months ago
Los Valencia
There is a special flower that blooms in massive quantities every year in Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and some lonely parts of our own southern Mexico. A "perfect" flower by biological terms, it...
lily holland7 months ago
What Goes Around, Comes Around
The sink drains the thick red liquid from her hands after she snuck back in through her bedroom window. She stares at the dirt and blood stains on her and her clothes while the shower starts. The hot ...
Jamie Arcelay7 months ago
Who Killed Me?
May 28th, 1998 Operator: 911, what's your emergency? Woman (in hysterics): Oh my God... Oh my God! Operator 911: Ma'am, I need you to stay calm and give me your location. Woman: I'm at River Station R...