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

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...
The Wife
“Just stop, please!” Cheryl screamed while tears rolled down her face. “Let us go, dammit!” She was kicking her feet fiercely and her chestnut-red hair covered her face. It was energy wasted. The blac...
Abigail Nance7 months ago
Porcelain Doll
When I was a child, I was lost. From the moment I was born, my life began to crumble around me. From a very young age I learned to hide my thoughts from the world, for the world thought them to be str...
Amy Rawcliffe7 months ago
The Time I Looked After Lucy
A lot of people around my town, Westvillage, call me a hero. I just say it's something I had to do, I couldn't let it happen. I have never been the sort of person to big myself up and I would always s...
Charlotte Humphrey7 months ago
Metal
They all knew he was going to be the one to do it. And they supposed it was fitting. He was the oldest, he was the quietest and, in truth, he cared the most. They weren’t worried about him. They were ...
Cassidy B8 months ago
The Storm
If you listen, you can hear the rain drops hitting the cement outside and nothing else. It's quiet, except for those drip drops falling ever so slowly. If you smell, you will smell the cold, wet air a...
Lindsey Cooper8 months ago
Gotcha (Pt. 3)
Chapter 5 What is that noise? Yelling…it’s yelling. Who’s yelling? “You’re a complete selfish prick! I hope that you know what you’re doing because I’m done with you. I’m done with your bullshit and d...
Lindsey Cooper8 months ago
Gotcha (Pt. 2)
Chapter 3 I jumped as the screen door slammed shut. Apparently, I was so deep in thought I didn’t hear the door open. Hunter emerged onto the back stoop in his sock-clad feet, still in his pajamas wit...
Lindsey Cooper8 months ago
Gotcha
“Oh my god! He’s dead! How could this have happened?” my brain screams. And yet, she’s continuing the CPR, in and out and in and out. The artificial breath for an artificial body that is no longer inh...
Jamie Arcelay8 months ago
Who Killed Me?
I went home to see my parents crying through prayer in front of the family shrine. I hated that I was the cause of their pain. When the police had questioned my family, my mother had told them that I ...
Kiana White8 months ago
Murder Mystery
The detective kicked his shoe against the desk. He was tired of being one step behind the killer. Enough was enough. He sat back down in his chair and began to read through the files once more. "There...
Reid Moore8 months ago
30 Days
30 Days has September, April, June, and November All the rest have 31 All that is Except for one... -Classic Children's Rhyme DAY ONE It was a dark and stormy night. And that's unusual for LA this tim...
Nicole Partridge8 months ago
The Strike
It was a late night and I had just gotten off work. I had to do the late shift again. "Ughh I'm so tired." That's what I always tell myself, and yet nothing ever changes in my life. I'm tired of every...
Tiana Covington8 months ago
The Known and the Unknown
It was a humid day in June when Luna Smithers decided she wanted to have ice cream with her boyfriend of one year, Luis Martinez, at his house. She pulled up to his house in her powder blue Corvette. ...
Alyssa Martin9 months ago
The First One
A chilling first story about someone who had enough.
Skyler Blasingame9 months ago
Escape
You walked in and my world stopped. Not in the good way that you'd think. Not because I was so in love with you that setting my eyes on you once again would make me melt in your presence. It stopped, ...
Emily Pierce9 months ago
The Green Hat
The water seeped enticingly through the woman’s toes as she waited for night to fall and the moon to peek out from behind the dark gray clouds. Her dyed pink hair was slightly wet from the heavy mist ...
Jamie Arcelay9 months ago
Who Killed Me?
When I was sent back to earth, I found myself roaming the hallowed halls of Arlington High School. Class was in session. I found my locker, or old locker actually, across from chemistry class, which I...