Mystery stories

short story

Walter Dinjos

The Diamond Fish

1680 words (7 minutes)

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I lick the blob of blood on the tip of my thumb and resist crying as we paddle our old canoe toward the effulgen...

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short story

Dan Stout

The Bulldog Ant is not a Team Player

2365 words (9 minutes)

Mystery

Scientists both cruel and curious have demonstrated that a Bulldog Ant cut in two will lash out at anything near...

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short story

Dan Stout

The Hula-Hoop Heart

2942 words (11 minutes)

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Sammie’s Stand was a cobbled-together lean-to with faded paint that sat at the far end of the grounds shared by ...

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short story

Eileen Kernaghan

Dinner with H.P.B.

5126 words (19 minutes)

Mystery

DINNER WITH H.P.B.                    This evening the doyenne of the London Theosophical Society had chosen t...

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flash fiction

James R. Hannibal

The Clown

443 words (2 minutes)

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This post was originally part of The Quartermaster Quarterly, which offers backstory and peripheral anecdotes fo...

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short story

Leah Cypess

On the Ship

6794 words (25 minutes)

MysteryScience Fiction

            On the ship, we sang and danced and drank champagne -- yes, even the children. The adults were indul...

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