Stories tagged murder

Berniece

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"I expect 50% of the agreed fee. In cash.” I dropped the envelope at the designated spot and parked up the street.

A Litany of Bruises

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It’s no surprise when Mark comes home drunk, nor is it unexpected when he grabs me roughly by the arm and slaps my face because I didn’t have dinner waiting for him. The difference is that this night tears spring to my darkened eyes and slide down my swol

Headstone

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On the ground deputies comb the back roads. Border Patrol scouts from the air

Pedigree

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"Classic" the psychs would later say.

Big Secrets

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O’Malley imagined the blissful, narcotic innocence of Toby’s world where soft-shell crabs crawled into people’s mouths and hummed a happy tune as they were chewed and swallowed.

Blue Crabs

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The perfect murder, and it’s not even murder.

Green Dust

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He was a killer but they didn't know anything about him.

Carolina Grüber: I

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Naturally, I bolted to the armoire; I glided past two great windows, and an effluent mirror-smooth sun. Holding in my wormy hands a succulent bundle of blue-lace panties.

Chameleon

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Gary Coyne stared at the bathroom mirror. His hair was a muscular wave of obsidian, all grey banished by an application of “Hair Color for Men.” He drew back his lips, flicked a flake of peanut skin from his teeth. No coffee, no cola, no red wine, not…

The Voices

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I hear voices through the open window at night which sound like, but are not, the voices of people I know.

The Light In My Arms

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I asked him is name and here’s the kicker, Leiby. It means lion. You know what? I said mine is Levi, how do you do. That means to accompany—like in the root of the word, it’s got that meaning. As in levayah, funeral in Hebrew. Does that only

The Light In My Arms

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I asked him his name and here’s the kicker, Leiby. It means lion. You know what? I said mine is Levi, how do you do. That means to accompany—like in the root of the word, it’s got that meaning. As in levayah, funeral in Hebrew. Does that only

Masdy's Silver

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Cheater was a Goblin. He carried a long knife, not quite a sword, but more than your average pocket blade.

Chameleon

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Gary Coyne stared at the bathroom mirror. He drew back his lips, flicked a flake of peanut skin from his teeth. No coffee, no cola, no red wine. He'd just paid $634 for the bleach job. He wasn't about to ruin it.Gary tightened the knot of his tie, shrugged into the…

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A bridge not satisfied with just crossing the river - It slashed through the sky, crashed through nature - Creating a new nature, a double-decker