Stories tagged “murder”

  • Like a Normal Person

    He seemed like a nice neighbor. Up until the news story published on this morning’s news I thought I knew him well enough. We’d exchanged hellos on a regular basis and he was always good for lending a power tool or an egg or two if needed. ...

    • Author: Tom
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Zero X Nine Series - Laura's Ambitions

    Zero X Nine had become a desolate playground for thieves, rapists, and murders over the months. Civilians where struck with fear of being stranded on a cosmic planet, not having any knowledge to when help would arrive. Their fearless leader was among t...

  • Well of Endless Sorrow

    The well’s weathered rock, crumbling mortar and sickly-green moss that extended down into the earth had seen the passage of over 250 years. No one knew how deep it was or even who dug it. It had simply always been there, even mentioned in Jackvil...

    • Author: Stoner
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Time Has Come

    The terror and trepidation surged through Wendy’s veins like an erupting volcano. Every budding detective dreamed of their first serial killer case, but there was absolutely no way she could have ever prepared for the sheer panic she felt right now. ...

    • Author: Adam Croft
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Humanity Break (Mature)

    She got up from her submissive bow to the porcelain goddess (also, today, the goddess of death), and stumbled to the mirror. She didn’t like the sallow-cheeked, red-eyed Raggedy Ann doll staring back at her. She had a moonstruck look on her face,...

    • Author: RicoLaser
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Calling Card

    A soon as she heard it, that muffled sound of a cellphone ringing in the pocket of the dead girl at her feet, officer Sherali knew it was him. The ringtone was always the same. A Fifth of Beethoven. Filling the dark forest where they found the bodies w...

    • Author: J. Dack
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The screaming

    Kara told her parents, night after night, that the monsters were coming. Night after night, they told her not to worry. But still she heard them coming, cloven feet, sharpened talons, slime-coated bellies, undulating forward. Until one night, the windo...

  • Paparazzi (Mature)

    “Do you love me?” she asked her boyfriend while looking into his eyes. “Of course.” he replied and kissed her. Their clothes began to come off as they kissed each other. Then something out the window caught her eye. It was a man...

  • Father McKenzie and the Half-Mad Confessor

    “Forgive me,” a voice began. Ben McKenzie panicked. He knew that voice! Norah Rigby. It was the voice of the girl who’d been his best friend in grammar school, ignored him in high school, and who, three years ago he’d married...

    • Author: Laine Grey
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Crime of Passion?

    He longed to kiss her soft lips and run his hands through her hair. He knew this would never happen again. He gazed at her longingly through the window. He had been cuffed and was sat in the back of the patrol car. Crime scene investigators were examin...

    • Author: ernmander
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • VIXI: Seventeen. (Mature)

    “Okay, but you didn’t have to kill it!” Blood oozed lazily from the purple-gray body on the floor. “You really have no say, dude,” said the big one. “You know why ‘m in this line of work? To mutilate ’em. To turn ’em i...

  • The Itch

    It was really annoying him. The itch on his fingers was starting to drive him mad. He knew he should have washed the drying blood off his hands.

  • A Newly Discovered Mortal Blood Drinker

    Elisia sat at the kitchen table in the dark, staring at the jar of deep red liquid illuminated by the moonlight shining through the window. She dare not move, for fear of stepping on the corpse that was somewhere on the floor. Her long, bony index fing...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Red Dogwood (Mature)

    There were red flowers exploding from the lower branches. That’s why I chose it. It was in a field far from the road, behind an old farmhouse that was slowly allowing the damp soil to reclaim it. I spent precious time visiting and revisiting to e...

  • A Hard Day.

    The showerhead sputtered a few times before the water pressure built to a steady stream. Water struck the floor and he shuddered as a cold mist hit his bare feet and shins. He knew he’d have to wait for a bit. This was a game he was accustomed to; on...

    • Author: noblelion
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Cate-part 2

    I looked back at Jared, trying to get him not to do it. My glare didn’t work. He threw the pencil at the back of Lucas’s head. I sighed I really have to work on this glaring thing I thought to myself. Lucas turned around, glaring at Jared. How does...

    • Author: Violet
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Thrill

    He was up to his wrists in it, that hot, sticky, wonderful mess. The man had screamed, but just barely, and now, ten minutes later, the street was quiet and still. No one had heard them. If someone had, this was the type of city where no one lifts thei...

    • Author: Mayra
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • 51,324 People With My Name

    My name is, well it doesn’t really matter now does it? You wouldn’t care, it’s not a particularly good name, just plain, unassuming. Pretty much just like me and my parents and my grandparents and on and on through time and generation...

    • Author: BA Boucher
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Writer

    He started to type out his Ficly. This time instead of hitting publish he put it in drafts. Why? Well the noise next door was so loud he had to check it out. He came back and started back on his Ficly. Now he was annoyed. The blood from his fingers lef...

    • Author: ernmander
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Number 12

    In a diner, not far from Chicago, I sit. I’ve just finished the most amazing pancakes I have ever eaten, period. They were so light and fluffy, and the syrup was as sweet as the sun. My stomach full and my spirits high, it’s time to go to w...

    • Author: Spooky M
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 2 out of 5
  • Another Hole in the Head (Mature)

    You know, I didn’t mean it. I mean I don’t even really like this job. It’s just one of those things you fall into. Who wants to be a long shore man? Or a grip for porno movies. I, I mean grip as in, you know, a stage hand, not “...

    • Author: BA Boucher
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • They'll Come to You

    There is something, Ben decided as he pedaled around the block, decidedly unprofessional about a detective on a bicycle. He flicked the bell, pulled around a car (noting the plates, just in case), and turned toward home. It was particularly demoralizin...

    • Author: lostsalient
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Shovel

    The way the shovel resonated as it hit Tom’s jaw, it sounded so beautiful, like a church bell on Sunday morning. Tom’s feet left the ground as he sailed back, motionless through the air. He hit the ground exactly three feet from where he ha...

    • Author: Spooky M
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Pink Elephants

    Why did they have to pick that picture? Of all the photos in our apartment, they pick the one of Sarah and I holding the giant pink elephant I won for her at the county fair. What was that ? Like five years ago? I can’t believe she’s gone. ...

    • Author: threedot
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Joker's Wild (Mature)

    Lloyd stared glassy-eyed into the blue rays of the monitor. The boss says ‘Man the monitors’, so he mans the monitors. It was a slow day. The most interesting thing he’d seen was a crotchety old tourist couple fighting. He sighed, alm...