Call for Submissions

The Yard: Crime Blog is always looking for submissions in the Crime Fiction, True Crime, Horror, and Dark Literature genres. We accept things crime related. Sci-fi, detective, noir, fantasy, police, romance, all crime possibilities. We take poetry. Flash fiction. Short stories, series, non-fiction and anything crime related. Do you have a story that involves aContinue reading “Call for Submissions”

Sakarabru 1

By VT Comics and Chris Bunton “Can I help you with anything?” Darrel Robinson looked up at the Librarian. “No thank you. I’ve got everything I need.” He said. He thought that might send her on her way, so he could get back to work. But, no. She was still here, looking down at him.Continue reading “Sakarabru 1”

Tiny Soldiers

By Anthony Ventre Fabian and Joe Bottom just left. They split, both of them, a few minutes ago. A couple of creeps! Sniff! Sniff! Fabian’s cheap cologne permeates the curtains, my clothing, the entire cottage. Joe Bottom stood right over there by the china closet, lips slightly parted, baring his keyboard ivory teeth. Beside him,Continue reading “Tiny Soldiers”

Two Bullets

By Bogdan Dragos she came out of the bathroom withthe pink towel wrappedaround her and foundhim sprawled on the bed very thoughtful He held in his right handtwo bulletsthat he constantly rubbed against eachother with a kindof obsession She jokingly said, “So, one for meand one for you?” “No,” he said. “One for everyone elseContinue reading “Two Bullets”

The New Guy

By Bogdan Dragos there was a new guy in the parkamong the homeless He arrived just after the mayor haderadicated allthe tents and improvised huts and it was easy to spot himHe was the one whoalways had a book in his hand, alwaysreading “Check out the new guy,” theysaid. “An intellectual. Heh, hey buddy,what youContinue reading “The New Guy”

Not Ready to Join the Stars Just Yet

By Bogdan Dragos the girl with burnt face andfaded eyeswould call out to him She would call out to him in those nightsof wandering alone around thetownas a way to combat insomnia She was barefootand wore but a simple nightgownand if he got close enoughshe would reach for his hand caress it a few timeswhileContinue reading “Not Ready to Join the Stars Just Yet”

Green Cotton Candy

by Bogdan Dragos from 07:30 in the morning and until09:00 he stands bythe clothes storeand stares at his image in the gray window He’s wearing a green suitthat now looks kinda brown and feelsin the same timeheavy with accumulated dirtand light with missing patches The people pass by him and look eitherat their phones orContinue reading “Green Cotton Candy”

Immeasurable Acts of Violence

By Cullen Corkery At some point, the noise and rhythmic thumping of a bass-boosted stereo became too much, despite the coke we’d snorted earlier in the bathroom upon arriving, and despite the vodka cranberries I’d been guzzling half the night. I focused my eyes and found Ray a couple yards down from the balcony whereContinue reading “Immeasurable Acts of Violence”

T.V. Review: City on a Hill

By Chris Bunton We absolutely love this show. It is based in 1990’s Boston, where corruption is rampant. The main character is “Jackie” Rohr played by Kevin Bacon. He does a fantastic job portraying this FBI agent who does what he wants, when he wants, and always gets his way.  He crosses the line betweenContinue reading “T.V. Review: City on a Hill”

.38

By Seamus O’ Leary Jack’s slim form moved through the dancers on the night club floor, like a panther moving through a jungle of flashing lights. Nubs followed, and everyone got out of his way. They entered a door in the back, which opened into a short hall lit by fluorescent lights in the ceiling,Continue reading “.38”