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Mystery Stories

Mysteries focus on puzzles, unexplained phenomena, crime (including murder), where clues are cleverly disguised throughout the story.

Both the reader and the mystery-solver will be led toward a suspense-filled ending that culminates in the solving of the mystery, often with surprising results.

The occult intersects with spirit worlds, with ghosts and ghostly happenings, but for the purposes of this story I’m setting the topic of ghosts to one side, except to say that what happened was real. I call it, Peter rabbit and me." I open my sho...

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Late in the evening and the light of the near full moon pierced through the quick moving dark smokey clouds. It seemed so strange to see the moon just hanging as low in the sky as it so happened to be. I have never noticed it being so low or remember...

Lev821 8 months ago

Room 15

A metal detector finds the key to a room in an abandoned hotel. Should it be investigated?

As the wind carved its way swiftly across the sand and rocks of the Wirral side of the River Dee, seagulls tried desperately to maintain some sort of stability as they circled in the air, and a few dogs that were out still played and jumped around as...

AnnaMayZing 1 year ago

The Red Dress

One woman, in particular, stood out from the crowd.

Back in the spring, my husband and I went to visit a 1940s Weekend. There were many people there dressed in the fashions and uniforms of those days. There were vehicles and stalls and it really was a wonderful weekend. An escape from the humdrum repe...

Lev821 2 years ago

Out of this world

The search for aliens is answered here. Or is it?

Altering the frequency of the radio he had built himself, the noise of static could be heard once again, but turning the tuner further, he came across a voice that he was expecting, as he had been here many times before, trawling through the fm, am a...

LloydOxton 3 years ago

The Web

Caught in the web of a mystical land.

He just could not fathom it.  It just looked all wrong. In the darkness the spider's web glowed in the moonlight.  But it was wrong somehow. He thought that there were to be too many concentric cirlces, too closely woven together towards the centre,...

GabrielSweet 3 years ago

Turnabout

Things are not always as they appear

    Lifting the receiver she dials, waiting as each ring seems to take an eternity, then he answers. "He doesn't suspect a thing. I promise." "But he seems to look at me like he knows. I keep waiting for him to say something." "Don't lose control, he...

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chess0 4 years ago

The Mystery of Stony Lane

This story is a lateral thinking puzzle, a murder mystery, and a horror story combined.

Stony Lane is a long, narrow, dead end street. Stony Lane is connected to Main Street, which is a very long street with many small roads connected to it. There are hills on both sides of Main Street beyond the small roads. Stony Lane is about 300 fee...

Anonymous 4 years ago

Soul Crushers

Chained up, dilemmas, arguments, betrayal, who do they trust? Will the teens be able to win?

Brain DeadCAN WE HAVE SOME SPACE PLEASEeveryone be patient.JUST MOVE...WHO'S PUSHING..I WANNA SEE HIM...THEY'RE MINE..JUST SHUT IT.A million voices of fans are heard from the crowd. It's insanely loud, and the heat is almost unbearable. Fans are scre...

Anonymous 4 years ago

 A Strange Alliance  It was such a thing as never happened to me; I am glad as well as depressed. Everything seemed ambiguous to me except for some traces, but I want to strive for it. The next day, I wake up with a strong intention that “Yes! I have...

Lev821 4 years ago

Game over

Why does a train have to be walled up? and does it relate to an unfinished game of hide and seek?

The word 'divorce' was becoming more and more frequent in his mind, as though pervading his consciousness like an unwelcome image, which to Neil Parker, it was. He had just ended a phone conversation with his wife. It was an argument over how much sh...

LauraDanielle 4 years ago

The Beautiful And The Dangerous - Chapter Two

Chapter Two: The murdered house-keeper and the missing wife

The murdered housekeeper and the missing wife“So I ran your victim’s identification and cards through the system, and I found some interesting things,” said Alec, who was the resident tech genius of the Spring View Police Force. He had seen  some  ac...

Lev821 4 years ago

The poisoned cradle

Is this seemingly abandoned village really unoccupied? Perhaps it is best to turn back.

A weekend in the Lake District sounded like a reasonable suggestion, but James Morton and his wife, along with their two daughters found it to be quite an ordeal, as their simmering, disordered marriage had only lasted for four months, and already th...