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Joe Robinsona year ago
Hide the Dead Girl (Pt. 2)
Robin shambled bleary eyed down the stairs. He tries desperately to avoid the debris left from last night’s party. Empty beer cans, party food stomped into the carpet greet him as he gets closer to th...
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Joe Robinsona year ago
Hide the Dead Girl
Detective James Matthews steps out of his car onto the rain-soaked pavement. The flashing blue of the police sirens reflect in the gathering puddles as James forces his way through the amassing crowd ...
Nalani Kealoha
(This is the first of many parts to Nalani Kealoha. I'm pursuing a writing career and I wanted to get some feedback. This will be an entire book. However, each part will be one chapter) *** Hello, my ...
Jasmine Beckera year ago
The Paltry Killer
Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead. A quote from Benjamin Franklin. A man who when you look at his portrait, all you see is a happy looking balding man in spectacles. The man that appears on...
Fleeting Thought
Dene flexed his wrists upwards, barely an inch of movement and certainly not enough to scratch his nose. He eyed the door again. Although he could see movement from the short shadows on the floor, the...
Ray L. Pfundta year ago
The Touch of Fear
In the dead of night, at approximately three in the morning, murder was in the air and blood was drying on the ground. The smell of death floated around the city of Chicago. Eighteen Hours Prior Detec...
Hazel Hitchinsa year ago
A Taste for Murder
“Contestants, you have 90 minutes. Let’s cook.” An angry hiss seared the air as the onions hit the pan. Too hot! She galvanised into action, snatched the pan from the heat, and shuffled the contents a...
Syntheri Gnosisa year ago
The Accident
I returned home with a smile on my face. A lovely date, it had been. As I had imagined, she was a beautiful girl; one of my dreams. Her laugh gives my chest a flutter and my fist clenches. I've always...
Harper Whitea year ago
Hot Water
"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." —John Wayne Her boots slammed against the pavement as she made her way into the building, her service weapon in her hand and her finger poise...
Harper Whitea year ago
Hot Water
"Initiative is doing the right thing without being told." Victor Hugo The sound of her heart best slammed against her head, echoing around the seemingly endless chasms of her soul. Everything around h...
Toorjo Mishraa year ago
Fate of Reality
Chen Song woke up to the sound of a deafening gunshot. After springing out of bed, he sprawled to the closet to grab his revolver. As Chen Song made his way down his four-story villa, flashes of his d...
William Hillsona year ago
Lay's Office
Lay shifted, yawning behind the back of his hand before pushing to stand. When he opened the door to his office and peered into the mostly empty chairs of the waiting room, he was fractionally more aw...
Life Is Not What It Seems
Friday morning, in the suburbs of York, the sun was gloriously shining as we adequately filled the car with suitcases and other various items. “I love you. It’ll be fine once we’ve got away,” Jackson,...
Interrogation
Darkness, and the smell of damp cement. Of all the five senses he could use to describe this room, those were his favorite. He chuckled to himself, he found the situation almost drolling. The lights f...
Sian-Lenna Reida year ago
I Followed Him Home
I continued following him. Nothing out of the ordinary happened for around 15 minutes when he turned off into a thin path. My eyes began looking around at the path I had just started walking on, it wa...
Shots Fired
Being an infamous, yet anonymous, sniper for the many gangs that riddled her city’s and the few surrounding cities’ streets was not the ideal job. She had to keep herself anonymous in order to hold no...
Julia Barkera year ago
London—1890
London—1890 Lydia Michaels was a petite girl with long flowing locks of dark brown hair and bright blue eyes. She lived with her father and her three brothers in a mansion in the middle of London. Sin...
D'Naja Lynch2 years ago
I Love and Hate You Part Two
Chapter 1 Monti drove up to the door of the restaurant, all the lights where off but I could see someone inside. "Stay here," I said to him as I opened the door. I silently opened the front door and m...