Stories tagged “MYSTERY”

  • The Man with the Full Cup of Coffee

    Just one more choice and destiny is yours. The universe whispered like she might hear.

    When Kimber emerged from the employee lounge she was wearing her apron stocked with straws, stirrers and napkins. She got too many looks with her hair down, but bett…

    Posted 26 days ago
  • Some Springs are Dammed

    Kelly had been fourteen when she decided her father wasn't coming back. He had disappeared two years prior while on a walk, something he'd do quietly on his own every couple of days. Busy doing homework at the kitchen table she hadn't noticed it then but …

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Suburban Shadows: The Nest

    Descending down the stairs to the basement, I almost gagged on the overwhelming funk that permeated the air. It was the rank smell of a high school locker room just after summer practice; unwashed bodies and stale sweat.

    The missing men's clothes lay sca…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • The 'Hows' Of Arriving (12/22)

    "When I first got here, I didn't think as to how. I only knew one thing." She blushes, which only serves to highlight those dimples I so adore. "I had to find you."

    "And once you found me?" I ask.

    "Things went... quickly from that point." She shrugs. "I…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Three Word Prompt: A Search for Meaning

    I will figure it out. I'm applying my best thoughts to it every day.

    It happened three days ago. By the end of the week, I'll have it.

    I need to take this opportunity to set my thoughts down now, while the house is quiet and the cicadas are thrumming th…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Red Eyes: Bloody Trailhead

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    Posted 1 year ago
  • Hot Lead

    All signs pointed to a rather violent end. The lights were off, the windows smashed. Curiously, the internet had been disconnected. Why would someone disconnect the the computers if they were going to blackout the house? I suspected that the intruder was …

    Posted 2 years ago
  • The Creature of Los Santos

    Tonight will be the last night that the village of Los Santos sits by and lets the devil of the forest take anymore of our livestock.

    We banded together against the creature.

    What creature? We didn't know. Something was out there though. Something vicio…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Uncomfortable Silence

    Jimmy set his lunch down on the break table and plopped down in a chair, heaving a huge sigh.

    "Man, what a day," he said, picking up his sandwich and taking a bite.

    "Uh..." Frank said, looking at Jimmy then glancing quickly away to catch Seth's eye, sha…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Red Eyes: Strictly Business

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Who Put You To Sleep?

    To Detective Hawk, the more she examined the scene, the more she felt the whole thing was an accident, an illusion. The ink was spilled, not spilling from her body. She lay slumped, not in a defensive pose. There were no glasses of drink, no tubes for gas…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Red Eyes

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Disjointed Feelings

    As I returned home, I was stunned to see that my house was full of lights and sound of merriment. The wedding that had called me away scarce had as much excited activity. It had only been eight days or so but even from the road, I could see the house was …

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Eleanor's Dare

    It's one of those mornings--an anything-is-better-than-pretending-to-sleep-while-I-actually-just-worry sort of morning.

    It's the third morning of its kind this week. I'll be into work two hours early. Again.

    I've flipped through the radio stations, a…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Poking Around

    Chains, heavy ones from the sound of it, rattled in the basement, undercut by heavy snuffling. I didn't want to go down there but it was the one place we hadn't checked. My imagination conjured horrible beasts and wicked demons in that awful place.

    Behin…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • A Nocturnal Visitation

    Jonathon woke to the sound of insistent knocking. Everything was dark: his room, the world outside his window, the hallway beyond his open door.

    Knockknockknockknockknock--

    The sound was definitely coming from within his room. Heart racing, he crept out…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • These Long Nights: Conversing with the Red Queen

    The cell was small and stone. Although the occupant was a thin woman, her presence filled the room to overflowing. I could feel it in the hallway. I set my chair down just out of arms reach from the thick iron bars, removed my hat and sat down. I smoothed…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Moving In

    My new apartment felt like it was part of my old neighborhood. The details differed, of course. A Mexi-mart instead of a 7-11 on the corner. Out front, Carson Street stretched out instead of Fallon Street. But sometimes new streets shared the same faces, …

    Posted 3 years ago
  • A Lost Boy

    Three weeks ago, my brother died. Three weeks ago, I stopped raising my hand in class. Three weeks ago, I became lost in the background where no one would look for me. Or so I thought.

    Today, I got a pass in study hall.

    I'd gotten at least one a wee…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Just A Milk

    The station was usually busy, built to accommodate semi trucks and newer than the one across the road. It was late when we stopped, so the lack of traffic was not unexpected. Lights were on brightly and a lone couple drank coffee at one of the 3 booths.

    Posted 3 years ago