Write a thrilling adventure of a special agent who is harboring a paranormal secret.
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“Deranged Minds” by Agnes Sharan
The sound of her heels echoed through the narrow corridor, the path taking longer than it usually would. Small doors, barely able to fit a child dotted the sides of the walls, holding in them some of the world’s most deranged minds. She could feel the guards patrolling shudder as they walked by, something in the air making their skin crawl. It's the thought, she had long before concluded, of sharing the same breath of the supposed good an...
“Salem” by Maggie Deese
Salem He sprints away, not daring to look back, his footsteps echoing down the hallway like distant gunshots. He just had to get to the back stairway and up to his office on the second floor, where his EpiPen was stashed. It was the only solution at this point. He should have injected himself hours ago when he felt the sensation crawling up his back.
“Two Sides To Every Story” by Anastasia Foxx
(Authors Note: I realize that this story is everywhere, but I tried to include as many genres as I could (sticking true to the genre blend prompt) Thank you for taking the time to look at my first story. Enjoy!) This week it was arson; the week before was poison; the week before that was murder. All of these near impossible cases only had one thing in common, they were all solved by Ace Artino. Artino was a master at his craft, able to sniff out crime like...
“Codename Paul” by Marte Van Der Linden
He was given false papers, a gun disguised as a pen and the codename Paul. Additional tools and weapons would be given to him when he reported for duty at midnight. That left him only six hours to tidy away his meagre belongings and get whatever sleep he could. He would have to say his farewells too. Louisa was not going to be happy. Would she want to come? Would she be able to?“We’ve got your will already, I see.” The commander closed the file on his desk. “Any questions?”“No, sir.”“Good luck, then. Dismissed.”
“Everything Out There” by Elliott Laurence
Silas Saber passed out and fell from the deck of his father’s place. When he woke he was staring in his brother’s face. “What the hell is your problem?” asked Jim lifting him from the ground.“It’s a long story. What time is it?” “A little after twelve.”
“For What Ails You” by Ian Gonzales
“If we go in there, odds are it’s not gonna end well. You know that, right?” It’s a voice in the back of my mind, a whisper that only I can hear. You’d think after all this time, I’d be used to it, but it still sends a chill down my spine. “Yeah, I know that. But that’s what you’re here for.” I keep walking as I talk, heading down the night-shrouded street, the ...
“As the Sparrow Dies” by Deborah Landers
"So, Sparrow. At last we meet." The blond woman behind the desk had her hands neatly folded, the picture of business elegance. It was difficult to tell that her business was secrets and murder. "I'm not trading clichés with you," Gwen retorted as she was pushed down into a chair opposite. She would rather she wasn't here at all. "This isn't good," Lucas whispered in her ear. "If I'm right, that's La Reine. And if it is her, you're probably dead." Gwen carefully didn't react to that information. Or, rather, she was be...
“"Justice Prevails"” by Sue M
“Justice Prevails” The powerful roar of the crowd was so intense, no one heard the explosion. All eyes were on the ball flying over the center field wall. A rookie short stop clinched the World Series for a team that started the season in last place. As cele...
“Susan's Discovery” by William Webster
On the eve of the event, Susan Wells, even though it was summer, slid her hands into her gray gloves before grabbing hold of the handrail at the top of the stairs. Dr. Young dug his hands deep into his white lab coat. “Susan, remember it’s important that you always wear your gloves. Don’t go out without them. They will prevent. . .” “I know Doc,” she interrupted as she turned away from him. “I’ll wear the gloves.” Sliding her sunglasses on she bounced down the steps wi...
“Something's wrong with the target behind the monitor camera” by Chenchen Du
You know the rumor about secret agents spying on your phones and laptops? If you somehow avoided the thousands of memes regarding FBI agents questioning your online search history, now I will inform you that it’s all true. We do exist, but please don’t panic or proceed to call the police. It’s not as if calling authorities will do you any good. Contacting the media is also a frui...
“And the Night Shall Cower Before Him” by Arthur Tiberio
The hour drew late. A thin fog scraped about the grounds, and a biting frost had long ago usurped the peaceful calm of autumn. The sky was dark, made flat by stubbornly uninteresting clouds that spoke of dreadful secrets behind their low-hanging curtain.In other words, the weather was absolutely perfect.S'vitari leaned against the garden wall, chewing the scabbard of a dagger. His patience, never considerable to begin with, had shortened considerably in the last hour. Where were they? He eyed the dark windows of the...
“The Lake of the Lost” by Karen McDermott
Detective Farmer had finally thought of a suitable sacrifice. Nobody would miss Will Sloane. No registered address, history of drug dealing and abuse, shoplifter, pimp. A forgettable face she thought, as she studied his details she’d pulled up from the database, office finally to herself at 9pm. Yes. They’d welcome him into their world and ours wo...
“Woman In Red” by Kate Widrow
In the restaurant, I sip my cold iced tea, the condensation running down my hand. The temperature is 95 degrees fahrenheit. So, the cold liquid feels refreshing as it slides down my throat. My eyes slowly drift above the edge of my menu. I glance at a tall woman with black, straight hair. She is wearing an off the shoulder, slim, red dress. She has on red stilettos with red studs covering...
“A town in the heart of lava” by Shifa Asif
Dave Kellen wasn’t having the best day of his life. Today at his school there the sports day will be takingplace and he was one of the participant. He was like those juicy athletic boys with huge muscles like theyare made of rock. He had a series of quarrels with his parents this morning first was his mom who hadsentenced him to be grounded for two months because he had been not doing his chores for a week.They both quarreled where Dave presented his point of view in a rather angry manner that she waspun...
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