Thanks to Close to the Bone for publishing my latest short piece Crossing the Queen “Cigarette smoke curled around Veronica’s right wrist like a translucent gray handcuff. She uncrossed her black-stockinged legs, stood up, and dropped ash into the blood that pooled around Allen’s head.”
Crossing the Queen is heavily influenced by film noir, as are many of my stories, but Veronica and Allen are named after Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd of This Gun for Hire, The Blue Dahlia-written by Raymond Chandler, and The Glass Key. I do imagine the two characters looking like them. I hope you enjoy!
Thanks to Close to the Bone for publishing my latest noir piece: Stella and the TurnaroundIntoxicated with the promise of a large score, Leo’s gait was now steadied by the swollen bankroll in his pocket. As he passed the Hotel Cadillac…
I wrote a flash fiction piece about a master card cheat that slips up, and pays for it. Thanks to Pulp Metal Magazine for taking it on. I have a couple companion pieces that I hope to share in the near future, but for now, My Blue Mistake Thanks for reading!