fact or fiction

Is it fact or merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the myths and beliefs we hold about copycat killers, eyewitnesses testimony, what makes a murderer and more.

  • Kandance Ferrari
    Published a day ago
    SHORT STORY

    SHORT STORY

    The next couple of days were a little awkward between the married couple. Every day Jessica came home to a big surprise, one greater than the other. It went from a bouquet of long-stemmed red roses to a diamond tennis bracelet and matching earrings, to a beautiful black and teal cocktail dress with heels to match. On the final day, a note saying, Get dressed, a car will be there in 2 hours, Love Jordan. Smiling to herself, Jessica went upstairs, got dressed for an evening with Jordan. Tonight she will put away her bad feeling for La'Janice and let her husband apologize.
  • Storyteller
    Published 3 days ago
    Retail Stories: "I'm Trying to Order a Gift For My Wife"

    Retail Stories: "I'm Trying to Order a Gift For My Wife"

    I've worked on multiple retail jobs and collected a lot of interesting stories. I still think back to the experiences... This particular story isn't really a retail story, as the setting is different, however, since it's still customer-facing and quite interesting, let's still keep it in this collection.
  • Jennifer Biempica Villalba
    Published 3 days ago
    Betrayal of Love

    Betrayal of Love

    "You sure you want to do this?" Vin asked. I nodded. We were meeting the poor excuse of a female that had screwed my boyfriend despite knowing about our relationship.
  • Storyteller
    Published 4 days ago
    Retail Stories: "My Life, My Blood, and My Soul"

    Retail Stories: "My Life, My Blood, and My Soul"

    I've worked on multiple retail jobs and collected a lot of interesting stories. I still think back to the experiences... Today, as the first story in this series, I would like to share one that saddened my heart the most.
  • Infomance
    Published 4 days ago
    How Exactly Can Police Track Your Address?

    How Exactly Can Police Track Your Address?

    If they only have a mobile number then it becomes slightly difficult to pin-point the location. It’s not impossible but it just gets difficult.
  • Delanie Ramsey
    Published 5 days ago
    Started as a rebellous 13 year old

    Started as a rebellous 13 year old

    I spent 10 years of my life waiting for that special someone. Over a 16 year time span, and I can sit here and honestly tell you I waited for the one.
  • Demi
    Published 10 days ago
    Nightmare

    Nightmare

    Waking abruptly, drenched in sweat, she rolled off of the couch and stumbled to the window. He's still gone. She glared at the apartment across the alleyway. He's still gone.
  • Marc Hoover
    Published 16 days ago
    Did bigfoot kidnap a missing  teenager?

    Did bigfoot kidnap a missing teenager?

    After reading this headline, you may wonder why I would start a true crime or strange disappearance story about a legendary creature referred to as either Bigfoot or Sasquatch.
  • Mzansi insider
    Published 16 days ago
    Thula victorious in trouble with the law

    Thula victorious in trouble with the law

    South African model and beauty queen Nokuthula Victoria makhubu is facing criminal charges over hitting a white male who was taking pictures of her daughter, she claimed that the man had violated her privacy by taking pictures of her daughter.
  • Omay
    Published 18 days ago
    Monsters of Stone

    Monsters of Stone

    Decades ago there's a Spanish song from the 80's by Argentinian singer Amanda Miguel called "Castillos" (Castles). In which her raunchy and aggressive voice mixed with sadness and anger sings a story of meeting a man who was offering a fairy tale full of optimism, hope and a happy ever after life to then during a storm or when the situation turns chaotic, she founds out who he was in reality. He was turning into a stone monster. The consequences of what she saw turned into a person who stopped dreaming, stop hoping, stop dreaming about having someone in her life.
  • Steven Mawyer
    Published 26 days ago
    Shots fired...

    Shots fired...

    The crew 38 Confederate Hammerskins is one of the worlds most violent, feared, and hated criminal organizations. I joined Crew 38 in the year 2007. When I entered the organization I was young and filled with unnecessary rage, hellbent on my own destruction. I felt attracted to the organization because of the destruction and chaos I witnessed the members savor daily. A level 4-5 prison in Virginia is classified as a "Major Compound", or, more commonly referred to as maximum security. I spent the better part of a decade in many cages. A monster behind iron bars and doors. Guards man the birds nests armed with high powered rifles, pistols, and shotguns poised high for all of us cons to see. They never missed the battle flags and bald heads, let alone the enormous population of the Blood and Crip gangs. Surenos, Latin Kings, Gangster Disciple, Dead Man Incorporated, and more gangs controlled the yard.
  • Ace Magnolia
    Published 28 days ago
    American Deviance: Functions of Gangs

    American Deviance: Functions of Gangs

    The history of American Gangs goes all the way back to the orphans of the first immigrants and settlers as a means of survival. Gangs have not disappeared, and the reason for their existence has not either. Most people who join gangs do so in order to survive and/or feel a sense of belonging. This puts children and minorities most at risk for recruitment. Gangs are a perfect example of deviance from the norms of mainstream society and clearly show example of all five functions of deviance: Clarifying norms, unifying the group, diffusing tension, providing jobs, and promoting social change.