Stories tagged “suspicion”

  • Officer Jones is on the Case

    Officer Jones took a deep breath before leaving the patrol car. In her limited time with the Police Department, she had made mistakes. She could not understand the laughter of the other officers, the anger of superiors, or the presumption that she woul...

  • The West Wing

    Along the side of the house ran more large windows, although not quite as large as the front porch windows. The stone foundation extended further down at the back of the house, to compensate for the nature of the landscape. Two small gardens laid along...

  • Ginger: The Suspicious Woman

    Until that point I hadn’t realized how accustomed to near-blindness I’d become. When the daylight struck my eyes it was like seeing the world for the first time. The figure of a woman stood about a yard over my head, a silhouette eclipsed i...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Wake up, we're moving again

    Katie swam up from the anaesthetic very slowly. Her tummy hurt like hell, but it was a much better sort of hurt than she’d had before. It was still dark and she was alone. Through the curtain around her bed, she could hear the nurse, Wei, if she ...

  • hidden treasure

    “You know,” Zooey said, peeking her head inside the room, “If you’re going to crash at my place when you’re too drunk to come home after whatever it is you do, I’d really appreciate some kind of gratuity present̷...

  • suspicions aroused

    Zooey turned to go, but stopped suddenly, spinning around daintily on her toes. “By the way,” she started with a puzzled expression, “Have you seen any of my coffee mugs? I swear, every time I put one down it disappears into some sort...

  • A Step Away from Oblivion

    When Whittle came home that night he was not pleased to see my most recent manifestation. The wizard’s face grew hard and he slammed the door behind him. “Where did you learn this? Was it from the forbidden texts, boy?” “I thoug...

  • Finally, a piece of evidence.

    It had been months, detectives in every precinct aching at the chance to solve what seemed to be the biggest murder case in World history. For months no evidence, no witnesses, not even the slightest clue as to who could be responsible. Until today Nov...

  • Rain and Fire

    The flames jump, iridescent forms leaping from their metal prison. They burn bright greens and blues, consuming the paint inside of the dumpster. Bits of ash and burning paper float hauntingly through the air; a strange contrast to the writhing flames ...

  • A Host of Suspicions

    He ushered her into the well-lit house, barring the heavy door behind them. It was a well kept home, considering the times. A small fire sputtered in the hearth and the furniture was worn but clean. He took off his coat and hung it on the peg before ad...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dangerous Boundaries: Dangerous Suspicions

    “Are you absolutely sure that the Truce still holds?” Sirach asked quietly. Lukas voice was confident. “I am. If the Truce is broken by one of us, the others will hunt down the offender and render final judgment, the alternative is an...

  • Invisible?

    Wanda’s eyes were glued to the man who was dressed all in black and was soaked to the bone and had quite a bit of mud on his arms and face. Wanda inched her hand to the side-pocket on her pants where she kept pepper spray and gulped down the terr...

  • Airships: Getting Closer to His Target

    Hawkeye absorbed the information and stored it away for later use. He was surprised at the mention of Firus Green’s ship but he supposed that’s how she had managed to come aboard as a guest. He offered her more tea and waited for her to get...

  • Airships: Captain's Orders

    Captain Jerem frowned. He had been debating Elletra’s strange behavior for quite a while. He was sure that Elletra wasn’t sick from being tired. Jerem looked up, shielding his eyes from the rising sun, and trained his eyes on the lookout...

  • Airships: More Puzzle Pieces

    Elletra’s mind was a train wreck of thoughts. Where did he get that? Does he know who made it? Would his father tell him? Is he really oblivious? Is this all a setup? A trap? No, his father wouldn’t tell him. His father doesn’t trust ...

  • Airships: Gun-Powder 101

    Elletra arched an eyebrow, “What is this?” “First of all, do you know what the ingredients are in gunpowder?” Hawkeye’s tone of voice sounded confident. Elletra figured he knew everything there was to know about the subjec...

  • She

    She stood on the half-finished porch and looked out at the sea. This? This was what her uncle had left her? Despite her anger at her Grandfather, she’d rather be back in his opulent office, defiantly pointing her finger at him, accusing him of bl...

  • No Chances (Mature)

    Even through the layers of flannel and the so-called Arctic protection, Cole could feel the frozen breath of ice and snow. Johns or something that looked like Johns said, “We’re going to die out here, aren’t we.” “Yep, unless one of us isn’...