Murder in Suburbia (ooh! cool title!)

I thought I was losing it.

Down the Rabbit Hole

It was a text message. “Hey” is all it said.

Paper Daises

A little girl has an interesting art. / copyright2009 by John Braxton Sparks

Fragile Things

Moments are fragile things.

Shades Of Gray

The world can’t truly be captured in the photographic lens of black and white.

Bed Of Leaves By: Solar Zorra and John Braxton Sp…

He should have felt more comfortable. / A story written by Solar Zorra and John Braxton Sparks

Underneath The Mistletoe (A Holiday Tale)

The amber glow of the candles warmed Alicia’s heart like the gracious glow of an Angel’s Halo.

Girl in the Window – Short Story

In the mirror was a little girl holding her doll and laughing.

“Gone” – first chapter

…but something inside me told me to start today.

The Alleyway

I strolled through the alleyway, staying in the shadows


…there is no one in this life he can trust – not even himself.

Scorpio Murder Case

March 28,2008 / Detective Stevens was in charge of investigating a series of murders that have been occurring at the capital city of Guyana…

Sweet is the Virign

Perfection doesn’t falter

Angel’s Trumpet Murder (Excerpt)

In desperation, he started blasting the horn, and putting all the weight of his body against the brake lever, hoping against all odds to st…

A Disturbing Dream

The heads won’t sink / The current won’t pull them / How long will they remain? / The axe is now clean / Crimson grass coverin…



Scene Of The Crime

the last operator of this craft had been murdered by a primitive human over two million years ago. The primitive man had been a tenth gener…


You can’t dance in flames and not expect to get burned. What is love, after all, but not flames?

Unknown (as yet)

Chills rippled up her spine in waves of heat and cold. Nothing like she has experienced before. Faith’s heart was jumping out of her …

Describe it to me – In Progress

The clouds dimmed my room but artificial light is so taboo, so I sat in the darkness, sipping velvety cocoa, and read . . . something.

Inspector LeClerc Meets his Match

The fitfully lit halls rang with the shrieks, howls and terrible laughter of the damned. I could not suppress a shudder. “Come sir,” Bonser…

The Deal (suspense) Pt. 3

Michael woke at five a.m. and went downstairs to make himself some coffee. He fumbled through the dark kitchen until he felt the light-swit…

Murder Of A Child

This is a story that will make you hug your child everyday.


Sometimes a lie is the best thing. This truth doesn’t come easy. / copyright2009 by John Braxton Sparks

Settling of Debt

I stared at the ceiling fan as it went round and round and round. Feeling dizzy, I slowly looked back towards the front of the classroom w…

The South Side Of Town… Part 3

Never one to pass up an opportunity when it presents itself, I quickly rifled through Curly’s pockets, like a fat man stuffing his face at …

Fictional Murderer

Did I want this occurrence? / Did I want to kill my love? / A cruel twist in my sense / Brings nothing but confusion / I stare in bloody…

Family Business

‘Crawl five feet then turn left. Crawl another foot and start digging. Remember to show this to no one and keep our ‘treasures’ from any …

Good Business

He pointed her towards the mirror that had been cleaned of all dust and grime. / The woman made her way over, stepping slowly as she…

This is Murder

…There was a man lying sprawled on the gully floor. One bullet whole could be seen through his stomach, dried blood surrounding the w…

New York Killer.

It read: “NYC Killer takes a new victim”, then followed a photo of my poor Casey.

Across the Valleys and Streams the Prologue

Tom lifted his nose and smelled the coming onslaught. The evil sweat of the burgeoning night dripped from the starless sky, sending more th…

Stage Fright

©Pete Malicki 2006 / ‘I… I really don’t know. At the time I didn’t know what had really happened, you know? I think everyone just thought i…

Love slayer

As night spreads darkness across the land / Most young ladies are with teddy bear in hand / Laying their heads to sleep / Planning to count…

The Approach of Evil

They shivered against the evil breeze

“Harold and His Horrible Obsession” N…

Harold tiptoed to the stairs, then held his breath, waiting . . .anticipating the inevitable blood-curdling scream and then . . . and then …

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