Friday, January 13, 2012

Five You Can't Miss 2011: Alec Cizak

Alec Cizak is the founding editor of All Due Respect and the proprietor of the print publication Pulp Modern. He's also a damn good writer and has stories upcoming in Beat to a Pulp: Round Two and the novella collection Drive-In Fiction. His story, "Dumb Shit," is featured in the anthology Indiana Crime. And here he is...

Trying to pick five stories when there are at least a dozen new ones published a week on the Internet is pretty damn difficult. Here are five I enjoyed, though there were many, many more that deserve attention.

Two from Beat to a Pulp: Chris Holm’s understated “The Man in the Alligator Shoes,” and Glenn Gray’s disgusting and fascinating “Bigorexia.” (NOTE: BTAP's archives are currently down.)

I’m becoming a big fan of William Dylan Powell. His story “Road Kill” over at the Flash Fiction Offensive will make you a true believer as well.

Sometimes I like a good old fashioned gross out. Pete Risley offers up a doozy at Powder Burn Flash called “A Pizza with Legs.”

Finally, I got a kick out of Eva Dolan’s “The End of the Night,” featured at Shotgun Honey. Last line was nice and nasty. Made me smile.


  1. Great choices, sir. I'm a big fan of W.D Powell, particularly.

  2. Thanks for the inclusion! Glad to be in such good company.

  3. Thrilled to be on this list. Thanks, Alec!