Got a new shortie published in Out of the Gutter today, called “Waiting for the Man.” It’s about remembering faces and, just as importantly, forgetting them. There’s a bit about George Leslie in there too – one of my favorite mythical criminals.
Check it out here: WAITING FOR THE MAN. It’s always great to be back in the gutter.
Late posting this bad boy, but hell, it’s never too late to keep the Christmas spirit alive. Consider it a belated gift, you ungrateful swine.
I was part of a fun series of fiction over at Out of the Gutter called the 12 Daze of Christmas. The premise was simple: 12 crime-orientated pieces of flash for the 12 days leading up to Jesus’ birth (alleged).
My shortie “Dead Letter” made the cut. Enjoy it here along with the 11 other wicked yuletide fools.
Back in the ’90s, ambitious crooks in Orlando used to grind a caper on tourists that revolved around pizza delivery. They’d make up phony flyers for non-existent pizza joints, leave them on windshields in hotel parking lots, and wait for the unsuspecting tourists to order. Then they’d show up at their hotel rooms with an empty pizza box and the marks would just let them in.
That dated caper was the inspiration for this story, “95 Degrees,” published on the UK crime site Near to the Knuckle. Thanks for having me!
Read “95 Degrees” here
Spinetingler published my first crime story, “Gun Coven,” back in September 2014. I’m happy to return to the site years later with “One Gold Tooth” – a punchy short I wrote, hated, refined, hated, and wrote again.
Check “One Gold Tooth” at Spinetingler Magazine!
There’s a new literary mag out of Orlando called Ghost Parachute and I’m stoked to have a story in the November issue. “Erosion” is a departure from my usual crime output and started out as an exercise in indirect answers. Man, I dig indirect answers.
Anyways, the November issue is up now so CHECK IT OUT. Each story is accompanied by original art, which is really wicked. There’s a warm pencil drawing with mine that I like a lot.
Wicked excited to have a story in this new anthology Fast Women & Neon Lights: 80s Inspired Noir, edited by the mighty Michael Pool. Featuring 18 bitchin’ tales of the ’80s, including my story “Alone Now.” Want to see what happens when two desperate burglars get trapped in a Foot Locker overnight with Tiffany blasting on repeat at deafening volume? Of course you do!
Pick it up on Amazon in ebook or paperback!
I’m really stoked to have a story in this anthology “Shadows in Salem: Wicked Tales From the Witch City.” I’ve lived in quite a few cities, quite a few states, and my heart always beats for Salem – a place I called home for a decade or so.
My story “No Hopeful Verse” has crime elements, ah duh, but is more macabre than any shortie I’ve done before. I drew a lot of inspiration from the almighty “Young Goodman Brown” (for Hawthorne nerds, the title of my short is a dead giveaway). There’s a ton of other great stories in it as well that I can’t wait to dig into myself.
Pick up a copy of “Shadows in Salem” over at Amazon, B&N, etc. Thanks to Amber Newberry and the FunDead Pub crew for having me!