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The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XXIII

- Entry XXX – For once I am left speechless. Unable to find the words to tell you, dearest Reader, what I have just dreamt. I am numb, my heart is void of emotion due to the shock, and my mind is f...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 11 May 2017

The White Sutcase

- This is part of a story I wrote for the writing group.  I was left the unenviable task of saying what happened to Alex when she was 15 years old,  what had happened to the young innocent girl that da...

By: rbo | Category: Thriller | Score: 4.9| Added: 09 May 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XVII

- Entry XXIII – I was awakened in the dead of night by the sound of a slow drip of liquid somewhere within my living quarters. Rancid air filled my lungs, staining my heart with a dreadful terror t...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 22 Mar 2017

Rise Of The Scourge - Prologue

- Prologue Dimitri held his breath as he watched the dark phantom wrapped in a ragged cloak of an archmage fly overhead. He was sure Thael's invisibility cloak shrouded them from the spirit, but he...

By: Starfallfantasy | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 24 Aug 2016

Legend Of The House.

- The bloody handprint on the window- calling card of the wicked. Of the sick. Entering the house, he could see straight away that there had been trouble in the hallway, which was the first thing one sa...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Crime | Score: 5| Added: 21 Aug 2016

Gambits - The Copper Knight III

- The Copper Knight III Jorden wasted no time explaining everything, soon as Derren and the other present captains were in his office. Including himself, there were only four other captains pre...

By: Starfallfantasy | Category: Fantasy | Score: 0| Added: 27 Jun 2016

Gambits - The Iron Rook VII

- The Iron Rook VII "The Baron is dead," Derren reported to Duncan in the councilors quarters, when he finally got in to see him. Present with him was Gerald, Mira was busy that morning. "Thank...

By: Starfallfantasy | Category: Fantasy | Score: 0| Added: 25 Jun 2016

Gambits - The Grey Bishop III

- The Grey Bishop III Edward moved away the floor boards accessing his secret hiding spot, where he stored his most valuable stuff. He grabbed the small brown linen pouch and opened it to find four...

By: Starfallfantasy | Category: Fantasy | Score: 0| Added: 20 Jun 2016

Gambits - The Grey Bishop II

- "Gone, what do you mean gone?" Edward asked Madam Fiona. "I mean Lisa is gone darling, she'd been saving up for a time now." "I don't understand. I thought... I mean," he shook his head. "You...

By: Starfallfantasy | Category: Fantasy | Score: 0| Added: 14 Jun 2016

Gambits - The Iron Rook V

- The Iron Rook V It all went according to plan, nearly everything to the detail, with every member of the Royal Guard under the influence of Sage Ordon. The secret coupe was done silently in ...

By: Starfallfantasy | Category: Fantasy | Score: 4| Added: 10 Jun 2016

Gambits - The Copper Knight II

- TheCopper Knight II Derren found himself at the Westcher for the second time within a fortnight. The first time was for William, and now William's house had been burned down, with two female ...

By: Starfallfantasy | Category: Fantasy | Score: 0| Added: 06 Jun 2016

Gambits - The Copper Knight I

- The Copper Knight I Derren watched helplessly as his father grew worse every day, now no longer able to leave his bed, he lay there getting sicker and sicker. When he came home after work he ...

By: Starfallfantasy | Category: Fantasy | Score: 0| Added: 30 May 2016

Reset Tomorrow

- I turned around and looked up just as an arrow seared the air next to my face. I scanned the mountain side, looking for the projectile's owner. But in the dense woods, it was difficult to see. My hear...

By: TRacr14 | Category: Thriller | Score: 5| Added: 12 May 2016

Gambits - The Widower

- The Widower Katrina made it all the way home before falling apart. She shed her cloak, tossed the bloodied dagger aside, and leaned back against the door, struggling to breathe. Slowly she fell t...

By: Starfallfantasy | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 20 Apr 2016

Gambits - The White Pawn XVIII

- The White Pawn XVIII William sat down at the Sisters fountain, twirling the bronze Rook around in his fingers, today was the last day Jordon gave him to offer the proof he needed against Walden's inn...

By: Starfallfantasy | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 25 Mar 2016

The Blood of My Ancestors

- Wanderer's blood coursed through my ancestors' veins, Boiling under wind-stretched sails off Africa’s coast, Thousands of miles from their European homes. Their blood stirred at the vast myster...

By: TheGreatValette | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 15 Feb 2016

Gambits - The White Pawn VIII

- The White Pawn VIII The wine cellar was so dimly lit that William could hardly see a few feet in front of his face; let alone the six men aside him. Derren had his eight best and most trusted men wit...

By: Starfallfantasy | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 13 Feb 2016

Gambits - The White Pawn VI

- The White Pawn VI The next morning William finished his letter and sent it off with a courier before seeking out Captain Lewis. His search quickly led him to discover Captain Lewis Gren worked night ...

By: Starfallfantasy | Category: Fantasy | Score: 3.5| Added: 05 Feb 2016

Valette

- Jean and I share The same vision The same king. I don't know if old age Or a family will be granted me, Or if my heart will pour out on the ground In the great clash Which will soon be upon us once ag...

By: TheGreatValette | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.4| Added: 27 Nov 2015

D.T - The Frigid Prince: Chapter 2

- Several days after Enaguille was thrown into the dungeon he received his first visitor. He was excited at first expecting it to be his father, come to release him and congratulate him on his victory;...

By: Starfallfantasy | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 30 Jun 2015

True Monsters

- A silent scream in the dark, muffled cries echoed in hollow halls. Sounds amplified, making the quiet still and more painful. Wooden floorboards creaked with each step, years of abuse warped the floor...

By: Rebellious_Soul | Category: Thriller | Score: 4.8| Added: 01 Jul 2015

Vampire Kiss

- He put thought's in human heads... Mind controlling he knew  He was adept at mass seduction  His goal was mass production.  He took advantage of my health  For his selfish need, and wealth  My blood ...

By: Kiera | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 23 May 2015

Killer

- You seep the blood from me, Killing me quietly, draining my life away. It hurts so much  When you come by. The blood gushes and spurts As it leaves my body. I gasp and moan In suffering ...

By: starchild | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.4| Added: 01 Jan 2015

The Boot

- Only a thousand he yelled I felt the impact of the steel boot heal Connect with my face The snapping of bones Sounding like small twigs The taste of blood My blood It runs so freely fro...

By: maryruth | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 18 Nov 2014

The Message

- As I stopped and listened for sound at the door I knocked and called her name once more A soft cry followed by a bump and crash I started to pray as I fell to my knees When someone opened the ...

By: maryruth | Category: Poetry | Score: 3| Added: 01 Oct 2014

The Strange White Man Part 27

- In the weeks that followed Lafayette's departure Carpenter began Holly's training. He taught her how to move at night without being seen and to move as softly at a cat. She had demonstrated that she k...

By: The_Count | Category: Supernatural | Score: 3.8| Added: 19 Sep 2014

Vampire Murders Part 25

- Eran sat staring dumbfounded at her laptop screen, as the cell phone blips disappeared. She poked Kevin in the ribs and he grunted. Her mouth hung open, as she kept refreshing the screen. The blips d...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 11 May 2014

Vampire Murders Part 24

- Slade turned to Eran and Connie, as Leona and he walked to his car. "We are going to talk with Gustaf and Andrei to open a dialog with the vampire community. Why don't you go question Maria? That way ...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 09 May 2014

Vampire Murders Part 23

- After Kevin left, Eran took a long hot shower to clean up and to awaken her senses. She got some sleep, but all the events of the past two days ran continuously through her mind. She had not taken tim...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 23 Apr 2014

Vampire Murders Part 22

- Andrei emerged from the shadows, as the convoy of vehicles drove up to the estate. He walked to the lead truck and talked to Gustaf about the estate. No guards patrolled outside and the house was dar...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.8| Added: 15 Apr 2014

Vampire Murders Part 21

- The moon was a sliver of white in the eastern sky as Leona and Eran left the police station. They did not notice that a truck followed them through the city. They went directly to the hospital to see ...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.6| Added: 04 Apr 2014

Vampire Murders Part 20

- It was too early for Slade and Eran to report to the squad room, but not enough time to return home. They decided to watch the news and relax after eating the meal Eran prepared. They sat at opposite ...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 18 Mar 2014

Vampire Murders Part 19

- The fire suppression system kicked on quickly and the fire died in a matter of a few minutes. Rather than evacuate with Leona, Slade stood and watched as the flames licked the room and then they were ...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.7| Added: 11 Mar 2014

Memories

- Do you remember when you wanted to lose yourself, when you wanted nothing but to dissolve into the crevices of the walls behind you and fade into nothingness, when you wanted to say goodbye to everyon...

By: palela | Category: General | Score: 4.5| Added: 04 Mar 2014

Blood is Thicker Than Water

- Reader discretion advised.  The story you are about to read contains language that some readers may find offensive. By choosing to read this piece, you agree that you do not object to reading conte...

By: aeather | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 01 Mar 2014

Vampire Murders Part 18

- Slade and Leona walked into Gustaf's office and found Gustaf and Andrei still embroiled in conflict. It was as if they never changed places from the night before. The storm of words raged on in Romani...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.2| Added: 18 Feb 2014

Vampire Murders Part 17

- Leona and Slade left the Main Artery and drove to Cafe Rendezvous. Leona sat next to Slade, but touched him less and never looked directly at him. She tried to hide that she cried, about the night's e...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 07 Feb 2014

Vampire Murders Part 16

- There was a thin layer of frost covering the city as the bright red sun rose slowly. Slade woke early, looked outside and put the coffee on before showering. While he was in the shower, Eran called a...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4| Added: 21 Jan 2014

Vampire Murders Part 15

- The sun disappeared below the western horizon and another beautiful day ended in the city. Late October in the city was a beautiful time. The oak and maple trees dropped their red, yellow, orange and...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.2| Added: 03 Jan 2014

Vampire Murders Part 14

- The Step Van with the sleeping vampires cruised through the city to another area away from the warehouse district. It left the city behind and entered the suburbs, where very large estates dotted the ...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 3.9| Added: 22 Dec 2013

Vampire Murders Part 13

- Eran awoke sandwiched between two male vampires in the front seat of the red pickup truck. They left the club parking lot in a slow deliberate manner, so as not to attract undue attention. The mist, w...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.3| Added: 20 Dec 2013

Vampire Murders Part 12

- Slade drove to his office and entered the basement of the building looking for the Coroner's office. As he walked, he mentally questioned, why do they place them in the darkest place of the building. ...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.7| Added: 19 Dec 2013

Vampire Murders Part 11

- When Leona gasped, Slade stood up, spun towards the door as the lone dark figure ran out. Rather than chase the person, he opted to stay with the women and assist the wounded officer. Leona pushed the...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.6| Added: 02 Dec 2013

Vampire Murders Part 10

- Leona stood in the warehouse watching Gustaf walk to the car with Sam, his bodyguard driver. They left her behind to fume some more and make her appeals to Slade. She flipped open her phone, dialed Sl...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.2| Added: 14 Nov 2013

Vampire Murders Part 9

- Slade noticed Leona relax, when she closed her cell phone. The tension drained from her body, her posture went from sitting up straight widely alert to comfortable. He wanted to know what happened, bu...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.7| Added: 08 Nov 2013

Vampire Murders Part 8

- Slade sat at his desk, looked over the squad room and thought of his missing partner. Connie was not there, she was in the hospital in a coma caused by an explosion when she visited The Main Artery's ...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.7| Added: 01 Nov 2013

Vampire Murders Part 7

- Connie wondered why Slade left so early. He usually waited until she was ready to leave, walked her to her car and said goodnight. Tonight he left, never said goodnight and was very secretive about it...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.8| Added: 22 Oct 2013

Vampire Murders Part 6

- Connie sat at her desk staring at the words on her screen while shock and surprise washed across her face. She pushed the print key and printed four copies. The data was there, she read and re-read th...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.9| Added: 17 Oct 2013

Vampire Murders Part 5

- The day was coming to a slow end, as Slade and Connie came back to the squad room. After they filled out their reports earlier, they left until their duty shift began in mid-afternoon. The weather too...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.1| Added: 30 Sep 2013

Vampire Murders Part 4

- Slade and Connie headed back to the squad room. Instead of going home back to bed, they had to report on what they saw and file the appropriate paperwork. For every incident a detective covered, there...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.7| Added: 18 Sep 2013

Vampire Murders Part 3

- Slade caught up with Connie as she sauntered down the alley to the street. She was still euphoric from her first meeting with vampires. They controlled her easily and kept her out of the direct ex...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.3| Added: 09 Sep 2013

Vampire Murders Part 2

- Slade and Connie finished with the body and scene, headed back to the car and sat inside reviewing what they had. Laid out in the car was not much stuff. There was not much room in the car with all th...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.8| Added: 02 Sep 2013

Vampire Murders

- It was a very dark cold night, the air was heavy with rain. The alley was narrow, the cobble stone walkway glistened from newly fallen rain and continuing mist. The walls of the buildings held the sou...

By: frogprince | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.6| Added: 23 Aug 2013

Burnt Memory

- Where to begin, I really don't know. The start is too far and so is the end. I told you the truth from the very beginning. I told you what I saw in you, the good and the bad. I offered you my friends...

By: burnt7 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 17 Jun 2013

Bath and Body Works

- Bath and Body Works As the evening sky turns into the moonless night sky, Bregan hides in the back of her closet, her only escape from her abusive father. She hears him open the refrigerator door, ...

By: MeganArndt | Category: Horror | Score: 4.1| Added: 16 Feb 2013

The Castle

- The night sky was black, no clouds in the sky, the only light I had was from the moon. There had been recent fires in this area. I could still smell the fresh burnt wood. I don’t really know why peopl...

By: baal_13 | Category: Horror | Score: 3.5| Added: 08 Jan 2012

The Obviously Mundane vs. the Darkly Sick Insane

- Many a debonair doctor takes his girlfriends out to eat. Doctor Lechter invites them in and tries to eat their feet. Raising a child is difficult and can take many tracks. Lizzy Borden’s derailed ...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 25 Oct 2011

Rush of Blood through the Vein

- Who's there? Voices murmur, winds stir. What's that? Diagnosis "crazy", once was never were. How come? No one's fault, born [that way] like that [as is]. Now what? Plunge the needle, tak...

By: Daalmonette1980 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 14 Jul 2011

Maxine's Choice: Chapter Two

- I woke screaming. Every nerve in my body seemed to be on fire. The burning pain was excruciating. My body thrashed and shuddered. “Shh, Maxine, relax. You need to relax your body.” A man’s voice said...

By: NinaKari | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.5| Added: 12 Jun 2011

Blood

- Blood Hurt Pain Sadness All something I know so much. Happiness Joy Excitement Joy All something I crave to know Blood Falling from the wrist Hurt Something I feel deep in my heart Pain Something ...

By: TearsOfAnAngel | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 26 May 2011