It's your weekly installment of bad people doing bad things at Beat to a Pulp.
You know things aren't going to go well when there's three scumbag, amateur criminals, a broken down car, and a locked box of cash. The setting plays a big role in this, too--the forbidding salt flats of Utah. This is the first time I've read Bates, and he fits right in at the esteemed BTAP. I'll definitely be on the lookout for more of his work.
The Halloween issue of Yellow Mama is out with some seriously creepy and awesome results. Check out the flash piece Three-Way by Thomas Sullivan for some seriously disturbing, absurd crime.
And Kenneth James Crist has one of the weirdest tales I've read in a long time, The Mushrooms Shall Inherit the Earth. One thing's for certain--this edition of Yellow Mama is anti-boring!