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Jessica Critch10 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...
Molly (Molls) Giles10 months ago
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 Rozema10 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 Leigh10 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 Briscoe10 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 Kirbya year 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 Kirbya year 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 Kirbya year 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.Aa year 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 Lainga year 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 Marshalla year 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 Lainga year 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...