There aren't many writers of crime short stories more prolific and consistently excellent than Matthew C. Funk.
He has two out right now that you shouldn't miss. "Real Fucking People" at Dirty Noir is a different breed of crime story. Stagger has found Hunter Moseley at the world's most depressing strip club in Tennessee. Now he has to convince Hunter not to use that gun sitting in his lap. The dialog in this one is sizzling -- on the surface, you might think these two guys are talking past each other, but they're actually fumbling toward a real connection.
Funk is back in New Orleans with "Silas' Good Run" at Beat to a Pulp. Silas is a dude with an AK-47, a bunch of drugs, and no fear. As Pamila Payne puts it, "No one does feel-good hardcore like you, Mr. Funk."