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25 Most Recent Mystery/Suspense Short Stories

Summer Nights by Lou Gallio
Excerpt of a story: A town bully in Southeast Texas, a car accident, teen romance and capers while growing up in the late '50s. © Louis A. Gallio, 2002 ================================================== “Hi Frankie.” Marcy got into the car and slid across the seat next to me. ..
View Photo of Sasquatch, A Creature By Any Other Name Read excerpt from Sasquatch, A Creature By Any Other Name Sasquatch, A Creature By Any Other Name by Victoria Murray
The Sasquatch is this creature fact or fiction? The following story is non-fiction and the details were provided by those who specialize in the search for the hidden animals that science ignores (cryptozoologists) and by those who claim to have seen the creature known as the Sasquatch...
Scared To Death by Sherry Hoffman
This is a story I am just starting. It begins with a woman who lives alone and is called to the door...
Schedule C by Alan Cook
An IRS mystery...
Scraps of Paper by Kathryn Griffith
A woman starts a new life after her husband is found dead...and in renovating her new home she discovers a 30 years old mystery scribbled on scraps of paper where a woman and two children have disappeared. In trying to solve it she puts herself and her ex-cop friend in danger. ..
Sea Air by Wa Conner
A traveler learns about the intricacies of sea air...
Secret Of The Marsh by Paul Mc Cann
The sound of snapping and snarling echoed through the clear morning air. Suddenly beneath a blanket of mist a group of Irish Wolfhounds uncovered themselves with wide open jaws and long stretching legs, running like a flame through the dry forest the wild dogs chased their prey into corners..
Read excerpt from Secrets Secrets by Anthony Greer
(**This is just an excerpt**)The story of murder, revenge and deceit. After being summoned to the mansion of the murdered movie director, Chris Kroftsman, the guests are all puzzled by their invitations. While investigating the old, abandoned mansion, the guests begin to disappear one by one. Is Chr..
Secrets of Stonehenge by Thomas Hay
Are there aliens ghost at Stonehenge? ..
Serena's Surprise by Ruthie Madison
Join Serena as she searches for the truth concerning a dancer and who her surprise is..
Read excerpt from Settling Old Scores Settling Old Scores by Phyllis Duncan
A past tragedy reminds that a personal retribution is overdue...
Read excerpt from Shadows of the Night Shadows of the Night by Sharon Jordan
Jacqueline Devore analyzes the basis of her ongoing night terrors. ..
She Dances Down by the River by Susan Cogan
Danger in the firelight...
Silence by Avinash Vasu
When fear controls the mind, and the body refuses to react...
Silver is Better Than Gold in Jewish Anthology by Sandra Ceren
A psychologist's patient's life is threatened. When he dies, she is determined to bring the murderer to justice...
Simonson's Milk by Doris Lane
Marguerite Simonson and her brother Arthur run a pet cemetery, but the graves might contain anybody...
Sinner's Throne-prologue by Tom Schafer
Seven sons are given a kingdom to rule, but must first learn to rule themselves, and the curse that they have inherited...
sixth sense by baz busbe
The driver said that my friend fainted as she waited to cross the road and he wasn't able to avoid her. It was probably the BCG vaccination she had that morning. I had been told to be beside her but hadn't listened. ..
Sleeping Dogs by John Lindermuth
A bad neighbor is punished for his cruelty...
SMS by Trevor Hopkins
Text message jokes. Topical, apposite, hilarious. We all get them, from friends and family and distant acquaintances. And we all send them on, if we think it's a good one. So, who is it who invents all these jokes in the first place? Where do they come from? And why are they sending them to..
Soldier's Gap, Chapter 2 by David Schwinghammer
Deputy sheriff Dave Jenkins and night deputy Mingo Jones arrive at the scene of the murder of Jerry Egge, high school principal...
Soldier's Gap, Chapter Three by David Schwinghammer
Deputy Dave Jenkins begins his investigation of the muder of Principal Jerry Egge. ..
Something a little strange by katie wilcox
A girl feeling love again after not feeling love in a long time and this love is different because it brings out something strange ans amazing...
Sound of Silence by Tami Williams
A woman's personal ordeal to get a good nights rest...
Spirit Calling by John Cheyne
Opening paragraph where a wife loses reality on the death of her only daughter Spirit Calling The flurry of snowflakes whisked around the pinetres by the lake shore and fell quietly on the drift already there. The quiet, white duvet was growing over all, lifeless and livi..
Read excerpt from Stark in Candyland (story being edited again) Stark in Candyland (story being edited again) by Jimmy Holder
Being a private detective can be a dangerous profession - especially when you are investigating a brutal murder which implicates rich and powerful community leaders in unholy sex crimes - crimes of the heart. Sometimes, they will do anything, anything to protect their reputations and jobs, anything ..
Stephania's Ghost by Raven Newcastle
Stephania Amanato. Danielle Labouleaux's Sicilian best friend from The Body Hunters. encounters an old ghost in the stately Savannah home she shares with her best friend...
Still Searching by William Bonilla
My second short story..
Story of the Year by Justin Bumgarner
An author gets what every writer dreams of...the best story ever written...
Stranger at the Door by John Lindermuth
Fear drives a woman to extreme lengths..
Strangers are from Zeus, Chapter One by David Schwinghammer
Arnie Vogel arrives in town, having inherited the local newspaper, THE INQUISITOR, from his grandmother. Weird stuff begins to happen. ..
Strangers are from Zeus, Prologue by David Schwinghammer
A stranger shows up in East Embarrass, a small mining town in Northern Minnesota; he has no recollection of who he is...
Street Echoes by Paul Mc Cann
An out of the world experience changes the life of a homeless kid ...
Summer Nights - II by Lou Gallio
Excerpt from a story about growing up in Southeast Texas and driving an ambulance. A town bully, a car accident, teenage love and pranksters are pivotal to intense conflicts. © Louis A. Gallio, 2002 ================================================== Bizarre is the only way to ..
Sunday Terror by Janice Scott
My heart is filled with terror when James fails to arrive.....
Susan Tepes' Lost Relative by Raven Newcastle
Short story of Susan Tepes a lost relative of Lucius Johnson. Channel flipping changes everything...
Suspense in Suburbia: Chapter One by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Why is it that I seem to know so little about my own family? I feel as if I am living my life away from them, and now they are not home, and there’s blood. ..
Table For One by Paul Mc Cann
One night in a restaurant can change the course of many lives . ..
Take a Chance by Tim Baker
A man and his partner scam an unwitting town with a fake raffle. The offer of big prize money brings big crowds. What could possibly go wrong?..
Taxed to Death, Chapter One by Debra Purdy Kong
Here's the opening chapter of Taxed to Death, which is now out on Kindle!..
Taxed to Death, Chapter Two by Debra Purdy Kong
Chapter two introduces Jillian Scott, a woman who has a big impact on Alex's life whether she wants to or not...
Taxi: part l:Never trust Anyone by Richard Kallao
original ..
Teacher's Pet by Chuckie Finn
New Meaning to Hurried Romance, Low Rent Rendezvous.....
tears in the darkness of rain by Deborah Richards
That Invaluable Tiffany Lamp by Kianna Alexander
Natasha McGee, a young nurse with a big problem, visits a local PI in the hopes that he can uncover the secret of who is stalking her...
The Abyss of Jacob Lucas' by xavier burton
Synopsis The abyss of Jacob Lucas is a short story based in Africa about the nine tribes of cowries. There are some visual mystic characters that help to bring together lore, legend, and fiction questioning the readers’ view of time and place inviting you into tribe and ..
The Amethyst Twist Part One by Katie Gabrielle
Natalee and Corinne have been best friends for years. A fashion contest sets one against the other and Natalee wants to win more than play fair.....
The Amethyst Twist Part Two--The Quick Switch by Katie Gabrielle
Natalee switches the labels in hope to win the fashion design contest..
The Asphyxiation Caper by D. Wayne Dworsky
Meanwhile, half a dozen police cars had assembled in front of the store. I observed that several uniformed men emerge from their vehicles with guns drawn just as I pulled off the road and drove into the parking lot. Within a very short time I saw Doctor Payneless drive in, right behind me. Now, m..
The Awakening by Helen Downey
A young woman struggling to live a somewhat normal life finally realizes that she is a vitim of abuse and that her husband is a gangster. This is a chapter from a novel I am working on...
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Mystery/Suspense Stories
1. Soldier's Gap, Chapter Three
2. Who Is This
3. Mengele's Double, Chapter 9
4. Fred's Friends
5. The Dream of Foggy Creek
6. The Ghosts of Yesterday
7. The Underside of Ice
8. Mengele's Double, Chapter Eight
9. Honest Thief, Tender Murderer, Chapter Nin
10. Honest Thief, Tender Murderer, Chapter Eig
11. The Mark Twain Robbery, Part II
12. Fisher of Men, Chapter Nine
13. The Sticky
14. Hitch Bitch
15. Karma is a B
16. Curse of Nilofer
17. Darkness Three
18. Broken Apart

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