Author: Spinetingler Guest

5 Most Common Crimes in The US.

The US is a big country, and has billions of people living here. As a result, crimes are pretty common despite their being laws. Over the years, certain types of crimes have become more common, let’s have a look at…

FICTION: Mother Dearest by Kitty Cermak

It was the blood that woke Edie up that morning. The blood, and the agonising pain that she hadn’t missed in the last three months. It was her first period since the miscarriage, and being the first it was also…

FICTION: The Getaway Car by Jack Bates

Billy McCutchinson let loose with a string of blue words that did not end with ‘In Jesus’ precious name, amen.’ He wore a pair of tattered gloves on bony hands he wrapped around the brittle handle of the shovel they…

FICTION: Plebs by Nicholas Kish

My cell vibrated its way across the dinner table. Came to rest against my pint glass.  Photo of my sister-in-law Deb showed on the display screen.  My wife Tanya and I just looked at each other. – Yeah Deb. –…

FICTION: Liar’s Poker by Craig Faustus Buck

Lyla Dechanet offered to make a fresh pot of coffee. Assistant District Attorney Marie Deguerre declined and homicide Detective Rex Wilde said he’d be fine with leftover java from breakfast. He needed a jolt not a treat. He thought he…

FICTION: Feline Visitor by Aaron Fox-Lerner

I’m not exaggerating when I say she worshiped the cat. Maybe it’s better to say she served it or waited upon it. She treated it like her (our) own personal king. Girls in Asia tend to like cute things. They…

FICTION: The Orange Chaser by Bill Surdenik

The first thing I should admit, I guess, is that I’m not smart. It’s always the first obvious thing people figure. Even knowing it’s true I still have this instinct to fight against it, like a touch of stubborn vanity…

FICTION: Employee Compensation by Andrew Riconda

My boss, Chet Overhill, and I had hated each other for quite some time — this became abundantly clear during performance review earlier this year — so, he probably surmised I was the least reliable of his sycophants to have…

FICTION: Mrs. Hamilton by Frank Byrns

“So let me just cut the bullshit and get right to the reason I called – how you set for work these days?” “You know me, Al – I’m always working, but I could always use some more.” “That’s what…

FICTION: One Gold Tooth by Patrick Cooper

“That cat right there,” Isaac said. “That’s the one I been talking about.” Markus put his drink down on the bar and looked where Isaac was pointing. “The fat one?” “Fat as a house.” The fat man bent over the…

FICTION: A Kindness by Max Sheridan

The late-October wind blew shadows down the canyons of empty office buildings and dead lamp-lit streets. Barr checked his phone. Eight o’clock. Late for dinner again. He gave Deborah a quick call, telling her she should go ahead and eat…

FICTION: Velma and Jeff by Salvadore Ritchie

It was my understanding when someone has finalized their decision to commit suicide they obtain a kind of euphoria about the conclusion they have made. The heavy baggage that magnetizes to us during the journey we call life magically falls…

FICTION: Doire by Angel Luis Colon

I’ve made a lot of dumb decisions in my life. Case in point: I’m lying in wait on a deer stand about twenty feet up a chestnut oak in the middle of Nowheresville, Kentucky, with a major crick in my…

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