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Sophia Mericia year ago
The Stranger Next Door (Pt. 2)
My best friend, Emilia, immediately jumped up on our kitchen counter, in order to try and see out of our window, over the fence, and into his. On her knees on our draining board, craning her neck, she...
Sophia Mericia year ago
The Stranger Next Door (Pt. 1)
When we first viewed the house we now live in, next door was in such a state we assumed it was derelict. There were boards at the windows, you couldn't see the front door for overgrowth, and the local...
Ediye Redzepia year ago
My Brother, The Psycho
Part One: The Cat When we were younger, my brother killed a cat. Well, he technically stoned it to death. When we look back on the memory, we laugh. But when I contemplate on the event alone, I don’t ...
Damien Hoffmana year ago
Control
The only sound that could be heard was the never ending chirping of crickets, the rustling of the too tall grass as it moved with the wind, and the whisper of the running water. The air was heavy with...
Mathew Kentnera year ago
Puzzled Mysteries Part 6
Chapter 11 The next morning, I woke up, took Chasity and Jinx for a walk, even though it was more like they were walking me, then had breakfast and was at work by nine o'clock. I went straight to my d...
Mathew Kentnera year ago
Puzzled Mysteries Part 5
Chapter 9 When we drove up to the apartment building where I saw the gunfire coming from, I said to Steve, "Go around to the fire escape around the back. I think he climbed down there to get off the r...
S. Mariea year ago
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
“Stacey, I’m telling you, he was a total dick! I even offered to show the guy some of our high-end houses—though I know he couldn’t afford them—and he told me to go fuck myself! Can you believe that?”...
Trace Moralesa year ago
Blood on the Road
I've been running with the headlights off for the last half mile but as I approach the bottom of the last hill I kill the engine and let the old Charger's momentum carry carry me up to the top. I step...
Mathew Kentnera year ago
Puzzled Mysteries Part 4
Chapter 7 The next morning, I got woken up by Jinx and Chasity jumping on my bed. Jinx is a one-year-old chocolate lab and Chasity is about two years old and she is an American Staffershire Hound. The...
Mathew Kentnera year ago
Puzzled Mysteries Part 3
Chapter 5 Within ten minutes of me getting off the phone with the 911 operator, I started to hear sirens. I breathed a sign of relief and I finally began to relax. As soon as we seen the ambulance, Je...
angela lua year ago
Death by a Lamb
The wintery cold air blew from the North giving me a sneeze. I grabbed my coat as I shivered from the freezing weather. I looked up at the long line that seemed endless as more customers approached. T...
Alona Monéta year ago
Ungrateful
Louisiana, 1928, living in the Bible belt, a time when it was still unacceptable for negroes and white folks to jump the broom. My fiancé and I did not care, we were madly in love. To get away from th...
Mathew Kentnera year ago
Puzzled Mysteries Part 2
Chapter 3 I could see where the gunfire was coming from but it had finally stopped, so I didn't bother trying to get over to it or anything. I was relieved that it had stopped and my heart beat starte...
Mathew Kentnera year ago
Puzzled Mysteries
Chapter 1 I pulled into the parking lot of the supermarket and just like everyone else, I started looking for the closest spot possible to the doors, so that I wouldn't have to walk too far. Each aisl...
Ada Zubaa year ago
I Didn't Do It Part 2
After I had finished killing off my greatest villain of all time, the police still had me arrested. I sat in jail for what felt like months of repetitive roaming around my cell when, in reality, it wa...
Jake Wallera year ago
Forbidden Beauty
I’ll tell you how I died, and you can tell me why. The cause was simple enough, a fall from as great a height as the 13-story Lindenberg Building will wreak havoc with anyone’s structural integrity. E...
Ada Zubaa year ago
I Didn't Mean To
First of all people need to stop telling me it is my fault. I did not even know the man was alive, so really it was not my fault. I did not even know he existed, well that might be a lie, but the rest...
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Sarah Logana year ago
Pretending
He likes to pretend he’s just like everyone else. That it didn’t affect him. That at night he doesn’t wake up screaming. But he’s not, and it did, and he does. He blinks his eyes open in the wee hours...