An Atypical Day

By Liam Musumeci After sipping his usual three shots of espresso, Frankie headed to the nearby smoke shop.This was his morning routine, as he took precisely five minutes slurping from his piping hot to-go cup before walking over to 9th Ave Tobacco. Frankie enjoyed the feeling from cigarettes after an ample amount of caffeine whichContinue reading “An Atypical Day”

Come See About Me

By Leonore Wilson By the mid-1960s, Los Angeles glowed with strip joints, snazzy bars, music clubs as well as many young women wanting to be those tinsel-town shimmery starlets, those dreamy fantasy eye-candy females. And Lois Taylor was one of them. Lois was twenty-one and a waitress at the Starlight, a coffee shop during theContinue reading “Come See About Me”

Khaos on the Karnival Kruise

By Derek Maldonado The boat docked at 2100. I stared beyond the eastern sky as the moon reflected off the silent sea. A look back down at the clipboard in my hands showed a list of every passenger on the cruise, all 37 of them. The Karnival Platinum Express had finally finished its maiden journey.Continue reading “Khaos on the Karnival Kruise”

Dr. Grizzly

By Chris Bunton Journal Entry 10/16/20 Blood dripped from my fingertips as I stepped away. “I’m Sorry.” I told the patient. I always apologize to them, when I hurt them. It was not my intent to hurt, but to heal. I had found this particular patient behind a dumpster in an alley. He was obviouslyContinue reading “Dr. Grizzly”

Protecting Ginger

By Seamus O’ Leary “Vaccines made me a criminal” Nubs said. “What?” Jack asked He looked out of the Lincoln’s driver side window at the cheap south side hotel where Ginger and the girls were performing. “Yeah, they say that vaccines have chemicals that affect the brain and give kids, ADD, ADHD, Autism, and stuffContinue reading “Protecting Ginger”

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”