Matt McBride is one of the meanest writers out there and two of his recent stories are prime examples. Over at Yellow Mama, he's got a scorcher of a classic gangster tale with Hard Luck Dance.
The Boss wants Benny Tulips (who got his name cause he once force-fed a guy flowers) and Fancy go to rough up Donnie the Repairman. This is crime fiction, so things go wrong.
McBride's got another one in Kung Fu Factory, Red Donkey. I made a note never to go to this bar. It's the kind of place where badasses beat the shit out of each other. Both highlight McBride's adrenalin-fueled style and are well worth checking out.
Also in the sticky pages of The Factory is I Don't Fuckin' Care About Nothing by Jimmy Callaway. Johnny Frigidaire and vigilante ass kicking! Easily one of the funniest goddamned stories I've ever read. So go forth and enjoy!
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I agree, Chris. KUNG FU FACTORY and Mr. McBride's story are tops.ReplyDelete
Matthew don't know how to write a bad story. That's proved out by his inclusion in the top echelon of the Story South Million Writer Finalists. Makes a chainsaw play Vivaldi.ReplyDelete
Callaway is Callaway. Hates everything and everybody but will go a hundred miles out of his way to help someone who asks him for it. Been on his work since "Dickie Gets A Shot." (you'll have to ask him how long ago that was. I ain't tellin') And he's never written anything that wasn't a privilege to read.
Wow, can't believe that was one of McBride's first stories. It's really smooth.ReplyDelete
Two fantastic writers!ReplyDelete
PS I haven't read all the stories (more than half thus far) and am looking forward to Mr. Callaway's offering.ReplyDelete
Rhatigan, you silly bastard. Thank you for your warmth and compassion.ReplyDelete
You mean my cruelty and sadism?ReplyDelete