Stories tagged murder

Marion

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Gibson Park, underneath the grove of trees beside the soccer field. She's buried. But don't say anything yet. Her disappearance will make the news shortly, but it hasn't yet.

WOMAN DISPOSED OF

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sex trafficking

Monkeytown excerpt 5

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GOD BLESS AMERICA! LARGE SELECTION OF ADULT DVDS & VIDEOS! PRIVATE VIEWING BOOTHS! HI-TECH ELECTRONICS! PLASTIC! T-SHIRTS! TIMELESS TREASURES! ATM! SONY! IBM! PASSPORT PHOTOS! LINGERIE! HALLOWEEN COSTUMES! VISIT MY BASEMENT! 30 MIN. PHOTO! NOTHING!

Pre-determination

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She never saw me pull the wings off live flies or throw wood lice in the fire just to see them shrivel, drown a beetle in a stream of warm pee.

The Candle That Couldn't Be Seduced Away

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Mid-coitus, Charlie would think of her as an Adirondack, maybe a chaise loungue, and draw in the deep oak scent.

Contemplations on a Romance

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She slaps me and then tries to run away. Tries to. There's light snow approaching on the horizon, a pinkish hue that will eventually erupt into a fury of ice and wind. I can see the cabin from the gazebo, can see the orange glow of the fire through the window on the North…

AK (excerpt)

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They said AK, AK, if you want to come here, if you want to come to Antioch, you have to bring your A+ game. If you want to run with the big boys. That’s what they said. So I brought my A+ game.

Ave Maria: Part 6

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“I swear that man is a force of nature.” This was her mother's way of describing her father whenever her mother came too close to the precipice. While growing up, she could never allow herself to fully acknowledge the meaning behind her mother's…

Hello Cheryl

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“Hello, Cheryl” the voice on the other end of the phone replied. It was strong but raspy, yet quiet and controlled. The fellow sounded like he had a frog in his throat. “How do you know my name?” she asked. “I know a lot of things about y

Two Years

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He needed to be shot, he was simply too dangerous to subdue any other way.

Study of A Discontented Businesswoman

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By the time the temperature was fifteen degrees on a warm day, she still hadn't decided whether to use poison or a pillow.

Of Alleys & Ivory

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“You think it’s a self-castrating suicide note or a self-righteous freedom speech?” “Probably just the ramblings of a madman, pissed he lost a company baseball game.” “Fuckin-A, Pete! Double-murder suicide for a baseball game? Ain’t nobody that craz

The Dog

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Carl finished his beer, burped, crushed the aluminum can on the floor with his foot. “Oop, now we’re outta beer.” “Alright, let’s send the dog.” They did. They sent the dog. The first time Luther trotted down the sidewalk. The next time, Henry let t

Final Landing

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She got a whiff of something unpleasant. It wasn’t the food. More like very gamey body odor. An unwashed bottom. His dirty derriere. The odor traveled up through Chester’s clothes and made her choke. She gagged but didn’t comment because that would only make him more proud.

The Empty Stool

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I walked up to the bar and sat down on the empty stool.“You don't want to sit there,” said the bartender.“Oh? Why not?” I replied.“It's haunted.”I laughed, but then stopped when I saw he was not laughing with me.“You're…