Stories tagged “noir”

  • Troubled State

    When she felt, more than heard, the vibrations on the roof, she knew it was too late. Camile grabbed the last weapon she had, a simple pulse rifle, and fired off two shots, shattering the largest window in the room. An hour before, she’d been gaz...

    • Author: moleboy
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Gehennan Kitchen

    It was hotter in the kitchen than I’m used to, and I’ve limped through burning buildings to see the evidence was destroyed. I rubbed my forehead with the back of my wrist, smearing foie gras all over it. It sizzled. “Jesus, McArthur,&...

  • Prelude to a Betrayal

    “It’s all there.” A large wad of bills rolled across the table. The old man picked it up. “Course it is. Isn’t enough to even bother cheating me on.” Thick and gnarled fingers ruffled through the bills. They remained...

    • Author: Mattosaur
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Proposition Method

    No one met me at the door. I’d been on these late night calls before and even though time don’t matter to a busted bot like it does for a dying human, usually a human would be waiting to usher me in, rushing over with flapping hands, “...

    • Author: mattlatmatt
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 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 about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 1:24 AM, Hot Now, Cold Later

    “There’s nothing left for you here. Or there shouldn’t be. I’ve been telling you that the whole time,” Arnie said. Mitch hung his head. He had forgotten about the letter hanging, now, on the sweat of his fingertips. Upon r...

  • On The Lamb With Virtue

    I had never seen Vincent Virtue before, but I instantly fell in love. Had Lackey 437 been around, he might have stopped me from running a finger seductively up Virtue’s really well muscled thigh. But alas. Dr. Misfortune caught the gesture out of his...

    • Author: Beast
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • In the Midst

    At last. It was a shining, golden hour, like the sun had moved closer to earth. A hyper-real, hyper-luminous glare, light stabbing furiously at earth, plants, trees, grass. “Maybe this is what happens,” she thought, wiping fog from the pain...

    • Author: dt
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Never Trust A Dame Who...

    Three sizes. What a crock. I never bought it for a minute. I tossed that batty blonde out on her ear. Did she really think I’d drop this case just because she waltzed in here with a tight dress and a sob story? I lit a smoke and searched my desk ...

    • Author: halfpenny
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Noir (Part 1)

    Brad stared through the dirty, soot-smeared window on the 22nd floor of the office tower. Overcome with depression, he slid the window open and jumped through it. It was a sheer drop outside the building to the ground. Miraculously, he landed completel...

  • Noir (Part 2)

    I always took the bus. Owning a car just seemed to complicate things. Getting to work and back every day cost less than a gallon of gasoline, and public transportation helped me remain incognito, no license plate to track me by. Of course, I didn’t r...

  • Noir (Part 3)

    I stood up and opened the doors in one swift move. Today, despite my cryptogram concerns, I was smoother than a snooker ball. I placed my brown penny loafers on the sidewalk and began my journey to the other side of the block. My office was located in ...

  • Noir (Part 4)

    I swung the door open, the hinges creakier than the rocking chair my grandfather used to rest in. My secretary was already here, as expected. She told me I had a client waiting. A client? I thought to myself, at 8:30 in the morning? Must be some drunk ...

  • Noir (Part 5)

    She bent to sat down, her shirt unbuttoned to reveal just too much. Her red, billowy hair covered her face. When she sat, her majestic beauty was all too apparent. Her eyebrows formed two perfect arches above her round, blue eyes. Her nose, about as go...

  • Noir (Part 6)

    I was unable to hide my joy. “Of course, it all makes sense now.” “Excuse, me?” the woman seemed confused, “what was that?” “Nothing, sugar lips. Continue your little story there.” Again, she continued, and again I drowned out the noise...

  • Noir (Part 7)

    I threw the paper out, and I called to my secretary, asking if I had anymore appointments. She told me I was free all day, and I silently celebrated. I left my office, and hopped on a bus; it was time for some rest. While on the bus, I ran through the...

  • Noir (Part 8)

    My eyes were just closing when there was an ear-shattering explosion. That boom was louder than my ex-wife’s mother, and trust me on this as far as mother-in-laws get, she was the worst. There were three 8 by 6 windows lined up next to each other on ...

  • Noir (Part 9)

    The buildings, the ones that hadn’t been destroyed, at least, had taken on a grey hue. The cloud, now fully formed, was as high as a skyscraper. There were people running from the explosion in all directions, some on fire, others missing limbs. I gra...

  • Noir (Part 10)

    I was behind a building, a yard or so away from the cloud when an incredible force rocked my body. I heard a loud scream. Not a scream from a human, but the kind of scream that you hear when a large, cylindrical hunk of metal starts barreling out of th...

  • Noir (Part 11)

    Suddenly there was a creaking. The building seemed to tilt a little to the right, until it all came crashing down upon its self. The top half and the bottom half became two different buildings, the top of only to land on the bottom half, and crumble in...

  • Noir (Part 12)

    Just as this second thought popped into my head, I noticed a jet fighter whizzing over head. Painted on the bottom of the grey metallic jet were the initials M.O.M. The hatch on the bottom opened up, revealing another bomb, which dropped at great veloc...

  • A Cold Day In Between

    My name is Danny Morita and I’m a Shinigami. That means “death spirit,” more or less. For those of you who watch those new-fangled Japanese cartoons, we don’t go around fighting people with stupidly huge swords or drop killer no...

    • Author: Garsecg
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Fat People

    Fat people are hard to kidnap. The operation had always been straightforward, wait until the right moment, approach, open doors, introduce to the van, leave. Not this time. The minister of Economy will attend the reception in Cuernavaca. We considered ...

  • [noir 2] Sophia's Diner

    Sophia ran this greasy-spoon kinda dive down the street from the station. The food was a guaranteed heart-attack, but she served the best cup of Joe in town. No pun intended. Marli and I took a seat at a booth in the back. Sophia came for our orders. D...

  • [noir 3] WFCY, Ficland Heights

    “You said Mess took an umbrella with him when he left, but it hasn’t rained here in Ficland Heights in weeks.” Marli nodded, comprehension sliding across her face like a ray of golden sun through a cloudy sky. “The radio people ...