Short Stories - Mystery / Thriller

Short stories are works of brief narrative prose, which usually focus on a limited number of characters and a single, decisive plot incident. Significantly shorter and more compact than novels, short stories leave the reader with a snapshot or slice of life.

Why She Drowned

Why She Drowned

sarena_a
17 parts / 3 pages, updated Jul 30, 2014
"Her portrait just was too full; and as the paint was wet; she washed it away."
793 reads votes 181 comments 97
collateral damage

collateral damage

bateaux
12 parts / 23 pages, updated Jul 20, 2014PG-13
this isn't what i wanted. {sequel to 7:23am} [ c o p y r i g h t © w i l l a i v y 2 0 1 4]
93,874 reads votes 4,525 comments 1,711
House in Virginia (Urban)

House in Virginia (Urban)

ShadyAveri
3 parts / 4 pages, updated Jul 06, 2014PG-13Pictures
Be mindful of who you lay beside at night. Not everyone is who they claim to be. This story follows four different, young, black adults, tied together by one bad decision.
13,179 reads votes 685 comments 88
Blood Stains

Blood Stains

Resident_Reaper
1 page, updated Jul 26, 2014
When a top-notch surgical doctor is found murdered in cold blood. Detectives McGregory and Siri are on the job and ready to take down the killer. However, the case proves to... read more
31 reads votes 4 comments 10
August Rain

August Rain

evolution_13
5 parts / 7 pages, updated Mar 28, 2014PGVideoPictures
Carrie West has made up her mind to leave the small town she's spent years in. The memories of her past is not enough to make her want to stay. Her fiance is in bed with her... read more
365 reads votes 22 comments 22
Permeation (a short story)

Permeation (a short story)

CT_Hill
2 pages, updated Jul 02, 2014PG-13Completed
Sometimes memories are too painful, they must be relived...extracted. Perhaps, after my story has been told, I will finally be able to rest. Perhaps you will understand...
52 reads votes 5 comments 8
I Love You Lily

I Love You Lily

Inharmony
5 parts / 15 pages, updated Jul 27, 2014PG-13
"Knowing that you're crazy doesn't make the crazy things stop happening." ~*Mark Vonnegut*~
113 reads votes 17 comments 4
Out in the Barn

Out in the Barn

D-A-Lewis
3 pages, updated Jun 05, 2014GCompleted
Ezekiel looks back on his long life in bitterness, numbing the void of painful memories, until a recollected prophesy resurrects ghosts of a past best left forgotten.
274 reads votes 9 comments 22
Who killed Summer Owens?

Who killed Summer Owens?

life-brace
3 parts / 7 pages, updated Jul 30, 2014PG-13
tags / murder short
357 reads votes 10 comments 4
Locker Letters

Locker Letters

CallMeCrayCray10
22 parts / 7 pages, updated Jul 28, 2014
It all started with letters...in my locker. { Copyright 2014 © CallMeCrayCray10 All Rights Reserve }
3,098 reads votes 307 comments 61
Miss Mary Mack

Miss Mary Mack

iluvcupcakes2013
3 parts / 2 pages, updated Jan 21, 2014Completed
All little Mary wanted, was to see the Elephants jump over the fence...
113 reads votes 9 comments 4
No More Monsters

No More Monsters

crimson_cookiedough
3 parts / 4 pages, updated Jul 16, 2014
It all started with the accident. Summer. A girl who's life changed with a terrifying car crash. They found her in the woods. Dying in the forest. Someone pulled her out ... read more
431 reads votes 22 comments 3
Mєяє Ɛxιѕтєηcє {Regular Updates}

Mєяє Ɛxιѕтєηcє {Regular Updates}

4evadatrueme
7 parts / 14 pages, updated Jul 26, 2014
A dark secret haunts her. She can’t forgive herself to move forwards. She can’t revel in the guilt which ... read more
422 reads votes 91 comments 91
The girl with the green ribbon

The girl with the green ribbon

mindlesszgirl
1 page, updated Sep 26, 2012G
This is about a girl name janny and she alway had a green ribbon around her neck.she then fell in love and her lover Alford ask her why she alway wore that green ribbon around her neck.and then found out he wish he had never ask her that question
485 reads votes 4 comments 5
Behind the balloons {short storie}

Behind the balloons {short storie}

lollipop26102000
2 pages, updated Aug 30, 2013G
When Rhianonn keeps having an occurring nightmare about the man who killed her mother! One night she has a breakdown so her father takes her to the one pl... read more
21 reads votes 2 comments 0
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