Several top-shelf stories this week at some of my favorite haunts.
Alec Cizak has an outstanding down-to-earth crime story in Katy Too at Beat to a Pulp. Katy is a vacant college girl determined to exact revenge on her promiscuous boyfriend. She knows about revenge cause she saw it on television. Problem is, revenge isn't really like that. Some sharp dark humor in here and very detailed writing.
At Thrillers, Killers 'n Chillers, Copper Smith has a riveting story about a different kind of drug dealer--a priest whose product is forgiveness--in Divine No More. Copper is hilarious, except when he's not, and then he's deadly serious.
Shotgun Honey has scorched the earth since it opened its doors. And their new site looks snazzy. If you find a story grittier than Matthew C. Funk's Nothing To Say I would be very impressed. Also be sure to check out Last Request by Peter Andrew Leonard--he treats the reader like a pinata.
A damn fine week for short stories.ReplyDelete
Yes, great week. Tommy Pluck and Jaie D. Maclane had a couple of crackers over at The Flash Fiction Offensive too. ;-) (Sorry for the gatecrash, Chris)ReplyDelete
Thanks for checking out "Katy Too." I'm going to read the Copper Smith story right now.ReplyDelete
I'll have to check those out Mr. Barber! So much good stuff around these days it's hard to get around to all of it.ReplyDelete
So much to read, so little time to read it.ReplyDelete
World of words out there right now. I'd better get crackin'. Cool. Thanks ChrisReplyDelete
ditto, but we'll die tryingReplyDelete