Stories tagged thriller

Dangle Veils

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No one could understand. No one wanted to understand. They were all gripped with horror, fear flowing through every nerve in their body. Could it be a serial killer? Could it be an animal ? Could it be an accident? Or was this a prank gone bad ?

The Uncleared

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We watch cop shows because we want to believe you can figure out the whole human disaster.

The Defective Detective : The Curious Case of the Kilchester Courier

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In which Clint is sucked into a remarkably civilised but mildly deranged crime scene. There he encounters almost-blackmail, not-actually prostitution, probable-sex scandals, genuine-imposters & the very real theft of something incredibly important. Twice.

Prologue: April 16, 1970

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The muster zone was south of U.S. 119, off the Halleck Road. The search began on a large parcel, some 75 acres of farmland, property of one Mr. Shakelford. Shakelford had allowed the earth to go wild; brush, thistle and small…

Canyon In The Clouds

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It was two days to town. His horse could only go one.

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.


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HE feels the town before he sees it, the vibration of the train's brakes telegraphing its presence up ahead in the gathering evening. Outside the warmth of the carriage, lights amid the darkening fields and lanes grow more frequent, plush commuter houses reduced…


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“Be careful of your words, they are more powerful than you think.” The incensed man-child unleashed a blistering string of curses at the jailer. The jailer’s face underwent the slightest of changes. “So be it.” He said calmly.

Cleaverly Done!

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‘what’s the hassle kiddo, chopping meat is fun, come here and listen to the music of the chop, the sound of steel ripping through air, slicing through flesh and hitting wood, poetry I say’.

A little bit of babysitting

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Roy Williams was his real name. It had been for the last 15 years. Since retiring from the Firm he’d lived innocuously in an apartment near the Old City walls of Dubrovnik doing the occasional quick job for them. You never entirely retired from the Firm.

All Seeing

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Our Core Values define evil as the concealment of information. And those who conceal information are evil.