Stacks of Cord Wood

By David Larson Chapter One The bodies were stacked like cord wood. Four high like dominoes. Except these weren’t flat like dominoes. Nor like pizza boxes. More like the old glass bottles soda pop came in. Try to visualize four odd-shaped potatoes stacked. I’ve been a homicide detective for twelve years now. My partner andContinue reading “Stacks of Cord Wood”

Tattoos and Tans

By Jason P. Reed. Tattoos and Tans is a book written by Jason P. Reed. The book is published by him under the banner of New Bayou Books. This was said about the author on Goodreads.com. Jason Reed came of age in Eunice, Louisiana, in the 1980s. His fondest memories are of listening to AC/DCContinue reading “Tattoos and Tans”

Movie Review: Spiderhead

By Chris Bunton I recently watched Spiderhead on Netflix, and would like to say that it is a very entertaining flick. Since, it’s new I want to avoid any spoilers. But, I wanted to fire off a review anyway. Spiderhead is a film produced by Netflix and can be found on that streaming service. ItContinue reading “Movie Review: Spiderhead”

Suicide Squeeze: Colton Lacombe’s Return to Baseball.

By Jason P. Reed Stepping into the batter’s box at Bengal park had a way of transporting Colton Lacomb to Little League in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he first made a name for himself. Never mind that he was a 21 year old freshman. And never mind that the pitchers he faced clocked in theContinue reading “Suicide Squeeze: Colton Lacombe’s Return to Baseball.”

The Robinsons

By Gratia Serpento The Robinsons were good and kind people who never had anything terribly terrible happen to them. Aside from the disappearance of their thirteen-year-old daughter, which had happened over seven years ago, nothing ever happened to them. They lived their suburban lives, with Mr. Robinson as a veterinarian and Mrs. Robinson as aContinue reading “The Robinsons”

As The Sun Sets

By Andy Betz “He is unconscious. You weren’t supposed to hit him that hard. We needed him awake!” I had no intention of knocking out Felix, but I was not going to look at that conniving smirk for one more second without him paying for his deeds. The television sets in this motel room haveContinue reading “As The Sun Sets”

Fortuitous Tragedy

By Jie En Zheng Rita walked quickly into the only department store on the outskirts of the city. The LED lighting in the supermarket was on, reflecting on the cashier’s faces, making them paler than usual. It was crowded, it seemed that everyone was here to share free air-conditioning. Today is the highest temperature everContinue reading “Fortuitous Tragedy”

Coffee and Donuts

By David Centorbi I had to go to Miami for a Truth-or-Dare job. ToD was my gig for a long time. The Army taught me well. And they gave me so many opportunities to practice: Somali, Haiti, Iraq 1 and 2, then for some R & R in Cuba—Terrorist Island, where they brought the HeadlinersContinue reading “Coffee and Donuts”

Victor Pauline Reports

By Courtney Webb It was the end of a dry, hot summer in Central Valley. Everything was dusty and reports of fires in the mountains blared from every newscast. In Tranquility, California, a small Central Valley town, Sam Reynolds stared at the morning news with a scowl. The paper was spread out on the kitchenContinue reading “Victor Pauline Reports”

Raiin

By Alex Finch (Graphic Content Warning) Most only know me as The Raiin Killer. Nobody knows who I am beneath the mask. Or that I’m almost always smiling. Well, I guess this journal is a tribute to my dead psychiatrist. She was a fighter until the end, I had to admire that. She always toldContinue reading “Raiin”