Book Review: Gutshot Straight by Lou Berney

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 […]

Halloween Flash Fiction – Day V

ZOMBIE (Editor’s note: Okay, inspired by the zombie costume, but this really isn’t about a zombie.) I’d been dead a month when I met Corinne, my intake interviewer. She had ligature marks too, so natural curiosity. Hers were from someone’s hands, so I lied about my rope of guilt. “They never fade away,” she warned. […]

Top 9 Tuesday: Springsteen songs

The Boss releases his autobiography; I release my favorites Reading time: 2 1/2 minutes —   With the release of Born To Run, Springsteen’s memoir, it’s fitting that we come out with my top 9 songs from the Boss. I haven’t read the autobiography yet, but I adore the fact that he spent seven years […]