Mystery Stories

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Chris Cooper

The Dreadful Objects - Chapter 2

Nov 17, 2018 · 1,374 words (5 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Mystery Strange

When his reclusive uncle commits suicide in a mansion full of curiosities, Jamie Lawson is left to clean up his dusty estate. As Jamie peels back the layers of his uncle’s life as a semi-famous horror author, he discovers an eerie connection between his uncle’s works and real life tragedies. Now, he must uncover the truth behind his uncle’s books while trying to rebuild his life in a new town. But, the bizarre facts he uncovers may just threaten his new life and everyone in it.

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Tim McDaniel

Renewal

Nov 17, 2018 · 800 words (3 minutes)

Humor Mystery

James -- a, shall we say, secretive man -- waits for his license to be renewed.

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Chris Cooper

The Dreadful Objects - Chapter 1

Nov 15, 2018 · 1,535 words (6 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Mystery Strange

When his reclusive uncle commits suicide in a mansion full of curiosities, Jamie Lawson is left to clean up his dusty estate. As Jamie peels back the layers of his uncle’s life as a semi-famous horror author, he discovers an eerie connection between his uncle’s works and real life tragedies. Now, he must uncover the truth behind his uncle’s books while trying to rebuild his life in a new town. But, the bizarre facts he uncovers may just threaten his new life and everyone in it.

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Alan Baxter

All The Wealth In The World

Nov 12, 2018 · 1,997 words (8 minutes) · 1 like

Fantasy Mystery Strange

A dark fantasy short story exploring the consequences of messing with time. Originally published in Lakeside Circus, it's now only available here or in my collection, Crow Shine.

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Aaron Sterns

The Rest is Silence

Nov 11, 2018 · 4,020 words (15 minutes) · 6 likes

Horror Mystery Strange

He understood then, understood everything, and he crouched and waited for the first to come through; these people from his past, the dead and the living...

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Stephen Dedman

Oh Have You Seen the Devil?

Nov 9, 2018 · 3,784 words (14 minutes) · 2 likes

Horror Mystery Historical

On November 9th 1888, the serial killer known as Jack the Ripper murdered Mary Jane Kelly. She was his last victim - but was she the fifth, or only the fourth?

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DC Phillips

No Good Deed

Nov 8, 2018 · 1,416 words (6 minutes)

Horror Mystery Strange

Some lost objects aren't meant to be found... When Cam finds a lost phone in the woods, she decides to do the right thing by searching for its rightful owner. She soon realizes, though, that no good deed goes unpunished.

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Matt Hughes

Something to Sell

Nov 7, 2018 · 3,057 words (12 minutes)

Mystery

Mikey, an ambitious burglar, finds a new way to make money. Note: this story was published in 1998, so the technology is a little primitive.

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Sandra R. Campbell

Hands of Time

Nov 7, 2018 · 1,377 words (6 minutes) · 1 like

Classic Fantasy Humor Mystery Science Fiction Strange

Pancreatic cancer is cutting watchmaker Ardit Kreshnik's life short. While working on his last commissioned time piece he follows advice from an unlikely source to gain more time...

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Sean Patrick Hazlett

Mukden

Nov 4, 2018 · 4,941 words (18 minutes) · 1 like

Fantasy Horror Mystery Strange Historical

While working with Chinese bandits to track the movement and disposition of Imperial Russian forces operating along the Manchurian rail line, Captain Tanaka Hideki, a member of an occult organization known only to Japan’s senior leadership as Unit 108, discovers something far more sinister.

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