Frain gets murdered before a live audience at the Renaissance Hotel.
Frain’s first girlfriend. And his last, apparently.
Reading Time: 1 minute Was my therapist who told me to start a blog. Then, a few sessions later she got all pissy about it. “You talk to the world, but you barely talk to me” was the way she put it during one session. Well, I thought, the world is more interesting than most of your […]
The Interview Reading time: 1 1/2 minutes The receptionist squeezed the last bite of pepperoni pizza between her lips. She looked up when the office door swooshed open. Recognized him instantly. “Chuckles!” She covered her mouth with her hand. “Come in.” The man looked down at his chest. “Am I wearing a name tag? How […]
Going Home Reading time: 1 1/2 minutes He stood in the shadow of daybreak. Sand gave way to surf. Ocean inched closer with the tide as minutes ticked by. Gentle waves lapped over his bare feet. A sense of home tingled through his skin. At the edge of the horizon, the sun crept above the […]
Paws in the Action – Reading time: 1 minute Mason was tired of playing second fiddle in his latest relationship. Janey slept with Chairman Meow, her yellow tabby, more nights than she invited Mason upstairs. So Mason took matters into his own hand. Foot, really. One night, two drinks over his limit, Mason introduced the […]
O, Cult Reading time: 2 minutes My knees ached from squatting behind the Monkey’s Tail. Stakeouts made me sleepy, and there’s no Starbucks in the jungle. The laughter of a faraway hyena and the stuttering of a nearby macaw stole my attention. “Can I help you?” Startled me. I fell. “You’re a dopey one,” the […]
FREEFALL Took me a year of blogging, but I finally figured out something fun we’d both enjoy. I’m calling it the Flash Friday Mystery. Here’s how it works. Every other Friday, I write a piece in about 100 words. The story will be based on the number for that particular date on the calendar. So, […]
Reading time: 1 minute Elmore Leonard fans who miss his work might be happy to turn the pages of Lou Berney’s debut crime caper, Gutshot Straight. I write from experience, of course. I’d enjoy a seven-course meal of Elmore Leonard novels with a short story (3:10 to Yuma anyone?) for dessert. Berney took advantage of the […]
For You: A Ground Floor Opportunity! — Reading time: 1 minute Who’s your favorite author? Grisham or Grafton? Lehane, Le Carre, Lansdale or Leonard? Even if your favorite author isn’t a “G” or an “L”, I have the same question for you: Did you read the very first piece of fiction they were paid to write? […]