A Little Noir Fiction

Night Driver2Ready for something completely different?  My other genre is neo-noir crime fiction.  Here are links to some of my stories from around the web:  “Alaska” is not about Alaska. It appeared in Amarillo Bay.  It was cited as a “Notable Story” by the Best American Mysteries series.  “Dead Man’s Job” appeared in Mysterical-E. (Don’t be put off by the artwork. Oddly, it doesn’t have anything to do with the story.) “Deep Cover” appeared in Thuglit some time ago.  Just click on the box for a PDF.  “Workday” was in the crime zine Crooked and it’s inspired by a place I actually worked.  “West Texas Job Search” appeared in the short-lived but memorable e-zine Ligature Marks.  It’s sort of a comedy.  “Fire Sale” is a story of hard times in small-town Texas.  It appeared in Darkest Before the Dawn.  And cabdriving fans will enjoy “Mackler’s Last Fare” in Issue 4 of the print magazine Swill.  That’s right, Swill.  Click here to order copies on the Swill website.Night Driver

If a laugh is what you’re after, you might enjoy three stories from the now-defunct zine The Cynic“Bad Asses” features some trenchant social commentary in a noir setting.  “Maniac Grin” is a fun look at some balls-to-the-wall insanity.  And “I’m Not Crazy” is an attempt to show that I am not, in fact, crazy.  “Creepy Uncle Is Watching You” is probably political satire.  When I wrote it, in 2010, it seemed a little over the top.  It turned out to be sadly prophetic.  It ran in Children, Churches and Daddies which, despite the name, is a well-respected online literary journal.  Check it out.

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