Terinspirasi dari Death Note dan Liar Game. *** Sebuah pembunuhan berantai yang disebut-sebut terbesar sepanjang 10 tahun terakhir terjadi. Pembunuh telah menewaskan belasan orang. Meski penyelidikan terus dilakukan, tidak juga memperlihatkan hasil yang memuaskan. Tidak ada saksi, tidak ada bukti. Pembunuhan dilakukan oleh profesional. Sebuah tim investigasi khusus pun dibentuk…
Joy Catulay is not the kind of a girl you’d notice in the street — and that’s the way she live her life. She keeps her head down and tries to live a quiet life: dull school, no close-friends, no disruptions. If there are questions about her that remain unanswered, they are questions that even those around her don’t dare to ask. Meanwhile, Jace Jeremias, a spirited young guy, has returned to their academy — having survived a deadly accident. He attempts to resume a normal life, but at the moment he came back, he learns that his friends are falling prey to a gruelling series of murders. His idea of a normal life turns upside down. And now that Joy went missing, and as Jace strive to rekindle the memory of his nightmare while having some episodes of memory loss and traumatic blackouts, he tries to figure out everything and solve this gruesome mystery. Who might be the killer? Could it be him? Could it be one of his friends? And who is Joy Catulay? Where did she go?
Who would thought that succeeding in life can result to collapsing of one's life? As Christian decides to go back to his wife and daughter's home, he gets to meet only his daughter because his wife was found dead after an apparent suicide. He would then get separated from his dad and his stepmom resulting to his great sadness and disappointment. But his fate will change once he see a frightening incident and meet a group of dangerous people in a street that will make him experience most of the horror and thrill in life. Will he survive this madness as a recruited assassin? Can he take all this suspense? Find out in this short story. (Formerly Known as The Grave of Family Lies. Due to the drastic change of the plot to make it relevant for a contest, I changed the title.) Note: I don't own the picture in the book cover so credits to the rightful owner of the artwork.
Zhenzhen is a gynoid – A synthetic, humanoid, enlightened, inquisitive, living android robot. Gynoids are humanoid robots that are gendered feminine.... They are also known as female androids, female robots or fembots, although some media have used other terms such as robotess, cyberdoll, skin-job, or Replicant. ------- Hello, my name is Zhang Wei and I am a dead man. Well.. I am.. if I can't figure a way out of this problem. You see.. I am a cybernetic/android programmer, creator. I recently found out what was being done with my creations.. so I rebelled. That's when they sent one of my prototypes after me; one that they had been using for assassinations and a few general killings. My latest creation I had developed over the last fifteen years. A synthetic, humanoid, enlightened, inquisitive, living, android – Zhenzhen, as I called her was far beyond anything that had ever been done. She had a capability of movement faster than anything out there now. Her thought processes were almost as fast as the human brain. She was for lack of better words perfect, well to me. In the respect of the human race she was close, approaching, though not quite there.
Pernahkah kalian melihat keanehan sekolah yang menyimpan banyak kenangan mengerikan sejak lama? Apakah kalian pernah merasakan bahwa pelakunya bukan korban yang meninggal 24 tahun yang lalu? Setelah 10 tahun berlalu, apakah kalian merasa ada yang berbeda dengan dulu atau kalian merasa bahwa kejadian 10 tahun lalu bisa terulang kembali? Apakah ada misteri di sana meskipun nyawa taruhannya? Ini kisah anak-anak sekolah SMA yang memecahkan misteri sekolah mereka yang menyimpan banyak misteri tersebut.
"Happy birthday honey," my mum wished me again as we were in the car. I couldn't wait to get to my birthday party. It was all the way in another town which meant this would be the best one yet. I was two at this time and didn't really care where we were going, I slept through most of the drive as I squeezed my teddy bear tight. She was driving for like two hours before we got to the unknown destination. We were in front of a beige building. It was rather quiet for there to be a party here. Maybe they were waiting to shout surprise. She held my hand as she guided me into the building. I looked up at her and she looked at me too, but not with the excited face. She looked like she was about to cry as she bit her lip. I assumed she was over joyed and couldn't wait to see my reaction. We walked into the building and it was too casual for there to be a party here. "Mummy, where's my party?,"I asked. "Hold on baby,"she said before going to speak to a lady in front of a table. "Oh and sweetheart..." "Yes mummy?." "I love you so much." "I love you too mummy,"I grinned. She went back to the lady on the counter. I decided to look around the place. It looked old and quiet, but I liked the smell. I turned around to meet my mummy, but she wasn't there anymore. I turned to different corners to see where she went but was no where in sight. "Do you know where my mummy went?,"I asked the lady in front of the counter. "She left." "What?, But she forgot me." "Exactly, welcome to your new home,"she grinned. I shook my head in disbelief and ran to the door. I opened it and her car was no where to be found. "Mummy?,"I said as tears started rushing down my face and I squeezed my teddy. I never saw her again If only I knew the world had so much to take from me. At this point of my life, I didn't know I was lucky to be alive. I never knew I would be staring at this version of myself. A beast, a freak. A crack in nature.
Aku bahkan tidak mengetahui siapa aku sebenarnya, dari mana asal-usulku, dan orangtuaku. Yatim piatu, begitu orang biasanya menjulukiku. Saat ini aku hidup di sebuah negeri yang bernama Slanzaria, Kerajaan yang sangat berjasa bagiku sebab telah mengangkatku sebagai anaknya. Aku bertekad untuk membalaskan jasa pada negeri ini, dengan mengejar impianku menjadi seorang Prajurit Suci. Namun, beberapa hari sebelum aku dikukuhkan sebagai calon Prajurit Suci, peristiwa-peristiwa aneh dan menyeramkan menghampiri hidupku. Bayangan makhluk itu datang kembali dan mencakar kulitku, kemudian menghilang meninggalkan rasa sakit dan tanda tanya besar di hari-hariku. Perlahan-lahan, aku menjalani rentetan misteri dan teka-teki yang menghampiriku. Yang perlahan-lahan membongkar siapa diriku yang sebenanarnya, dan membongkar misteri tentang negeri ini yang disimpan selama ratusan tahun.
I am just a regular kid. I was born and brought up in a middle class family with higher class expectations. High school was a shit show but somehow over. Now was the time for me to be independent and live freely. It was time for me to walk into the bizarre reality of maturity and life and most importantly, college. I am not a regular human. I wasn't born, just the spawn of an unseen side effect of the devil. I have the ability to create, manipulate and destroy anything according to my wish. Regular humans are fragile. I am to be immortal and omnipotent, just need some killing to do for it. I am not a human. I am a weapon. I was created to destroy the devil incarnate, to keep him away forever. I will obey my father's orders and keep his child safe, even if it requires my own life to do so. I won't stop. Neither of these is the truth. I'm waiting in the darkness, waiting for the truth.
The 'Roaring Twenties' are marred by the outcome of the Civil War. The Confederation's victory marked the beginning of a new political regime: servitude is still legal, while René Mantrousse's 'Slave theory' had become the country's new faith and code. However, the liberal youth believes that this flourishing will not last forever, and someday, after the oppression is over, everyone will find happiness. John Keyle - a political criminal, becomes a victim of a pointless chase after the alluring dream of true love, that was never destined to come true.
Troy has to face life with regrets. Unable to save his sister from some mask abductor, he had lived his life searching for them with a promise of annihilating them the moment they met again. While he search for those bastard, he did his best to establish a firm stronghold upon their company that it only didn't make it the best company all over the world but they were soon able to procure an advance technological object. Later on, the abductor starts messing his life again by luring him into his own demonic lair. Eating the bait, he soon realizes, what comes in the way of her sisters freedom and was soon trapped inside with a woman he met. Will he be able to find a way out for him and his sister or will he stay and be with the girl he loves?
Allegra, Seorang pemuda yang mendapat julukan "manusia berdarah dingin" dari semesta, bertemu dengan Melodi, gadis yang memiliki kemiripan dengan dirinya, yakni: Sama-sama minim Empati. Mereka memutuskan untuk bekerja sama dalam melakukan aksinya dengan mengatasnamakan "keadilan".