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Charlotte Platt

Claim Sanctuary

Published Sep 4, 2019 · 3,099 words (12 minutes) · 78 views

Horror Literary Fiction Strange crime spooky sort of drugs

Originally featured in the marvelous Darkhouse Books "Sanctuary" anthology, this is the tale of some cathedral based breaking and entering and strange friends. Based in Orkney's beautiful St Magnus Cathedral, an earlier version of this short story placed second in the Marjory Linklater Award 2006.

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Charlotte Platt

Grandma Jam

Published Aug 14, 2019 · 1,000 words (4 minutes) · 102 views

Humor Literary Fiction crime lgbtq sort of peaceful crime

Shortlisted for the WRITE festival's short story competition (https://theworduk.org/write-festival/) and included in this year's anthology, Grandma Jam is a story about a young man working night shift and making a new friend, of sorts.

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Homemade Jams
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Featured August 9, 2019

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Charlotte Platt

Another Round

Published Jul 31, 2019 · 4,111 words (15 minutes) · 5 likes · 410 views

Mystery crime alcohol whisky

Nel is a bartender, so she’s heard more than her fair share of tall tales and sob stories. But one gloomy Tuesday evening, a patron’s tale of intrigue and murder sends her evening in an unusual direction. Author Charlotte Platt lives in the far north of Scotland, and posts speculative fiction and horror on Curious Fictions every fortnight.

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My dad and I like whisky. So we drank a Lagavulin 16 year old whisky which has great peted taste.
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Bradley N Harper

Coyote

Published Jul 4, 2019 · 3,501 words (13 minutes)

Mystery Detective suspense crime

A half-Cherokee plainclothes detective in Baltimore has twelve hours to find a woman kidnapped by the Russian Mafia, or admit that he has once again been defeated by his spiritual nemesis, Coyote.

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Charlotte Platt

Strong-Armed and Dangerous

Published Jun 26, 2019 · 4,300 words (16 minutes) · 158 views

Horror so much swearing swearing crime gore tw: suicide of a kind going out on your own terms

Strong-Armed and Dangerous is a tale of a badass old woman and why you shouldn't mess with her. A hard boiled noir tale with blood, pain and swearing, it's not for the squeamish. This story originally featured in the all women author issue Switchblade: Stiletto Heeled, available on Amazon in kindle and paperback at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Switchblade-Stiletto-Heeled-Special-Issue/dp/0998765082/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=switchblade%3A+stiletto+heeled&qid=1561540646&s=gateway&sr=8-1

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Al Marsiglia

VIRGINIA

Published Jun 7, 2019 · 3,797 words (14 minutes) · 153 views

Literary Fiction Mystery suspense crime

George Graham discovers you must be very careful what or who you wish for! Dear reader - Your comments will be appreciated - Al Marsiglia

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The Unmarried Girl Legend
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Charlotte Platt

Car Park

Published May 29, 2019 · 1,705 words (7 minutes) · 225 views

Humor violence crime freelance

A freelancer gets interrupted during a job and has to deal with some aggressive competition. This is a little crime short I did for a theme of "bad guys and bad situations" which was of course a lot of fun.

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Al Marsiglia

Contract Pending - Chapter 1 & 2 of Book 1 - The Frankie Fiore series

Published May 12, 2019 · 2,265 words (9 minutes) · 129 views

Literary Fiction Mystery Family crime Mafia Organized crime wise guys

Walk on the dark side of life. Feel it! Taste it! Smell it! A tale of the evolution of Frankie Fiore, from a young man working in his father's shoe store, to a hoodlum working the streets of New York.

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Charlotte Platt

Stain on Love

Published Apr 17, 2019 · 1,834 words (7 minutes) · 169 views

Mystery Romance swearing Glasgow crime lots of crime lots of swearing

A silly short story of one gangster and the woman he loves. I am not a frequent crime writer but I love getting into it when I have an idea that works, and this short came out of the ideas of relationships and permissible bad behaviour. It's very much a crime story but there's no option for that so we have mystery and romance because those are technically present.

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