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"Eight Maids-A-Milking" and "Santa Must Die"

 

Who says that Christmas has to end?  Certainly not Dark Valentine Magazine or Do Some Damage Blog. They have plenty of goodies left to give to the good girls and boys, as well as for the not so good girls and boys.  First up, we're talking thrills, under-dressed chills, milk spills and hamburgers.  We're talking the very first "Dairy Noir" and…

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Added by Cormac Brown on January 3, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

"Dancing With Myself" Interview @ Nigel P. Bird's Sea Minor

Honestly, I wanted this guy to do it...







...but he's been busy with other things, lately.







So, I interviewed myself for the series…
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Added by Cormac Brown on December 7, 2010 at 3:41am — No Comments

"The Silver Wraith"

What do you get when you add if you add one part crime fiction, plus one part pulp, to one part horror?

Answer,…

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Added by Cormac Brown on November 12, 2010 at 3:55am — No Comments

The Premiere Issue of Dark Valentine Magazine is here!

So here it is, the day that it all comes fruition. Here is a new venue for dark fiction, a new publication that will change the way that you read magazines.

Agatha-nominated Elizabeth Zelvin kicks things off with "The Silkie." Chad Rohrbacher brings us into a robotic near future with "Furious." Sandra Seamans offers up…
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Added by Cormac Brown on June 12, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Issue #8 of Astonishing Adventures Magazine is here!



AAM #8 is here! It's chock full of both classic-style and brand new pulpy goodness! It also features an interview with Kelli Stanley ("Nox Dormienda" and "City of Dragons") and my story "The Tsar's Treasure," which is a return to Hammett-style noir.



Check out it out on



Mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/?hhdd55fxhdw



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Added by Cormac Brown on January 19, 2010 at 2:50pm — No Comments

"They Come From Above" and "Retribution"



I am fortunate that David Cranmer saw a piece of microfiction that two other editors had rejected, and he decided that it could be more, and that it could have a greater audience.



With plenty of encouragement from David, Elaine Ash, and Katherine Tomlinson, that story became fuller and richer. I encourage you to see the end result, "They Come… Continue

Added by Cormac Brown on November 22, 2009 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

"They Come From Above" and "Retribution"



I am fortunate that David Cranmer saw a piece of microfiction that two other editors had rejected, and he decided that it could be more, and that it could have a greater audience.



With plenty of encouragement from David, Elaine Ash, and Katherine Tomlinson, that story became fuller and richer. I encourage you to see the end result, "They Come… Continue

Added by Cormac Brown on November 22, 2009 at 11:59am — No Comments

"My Old Haunts"

Just in time for Halloween, the story "My Old Haunts" is up at Thrillers, Killers and Chillers.

A big thanks to Col Bury and company for posting it.

Added by Cormac Brown on October 29, 2009 at 1:33am — 2 Comments

"A Sheep In Wolf's Clothing" is up at A Twist of Noir


Originally from the pages of "Crooked Magazine," my revised version of "A Sheep In Wolf's Clothing" is up at A Twist of Noir*.




*Yes, I realize that the picture is the contrary to the title.

Added by Cormac Brown on October 15, 2009 at 2:37pm — 2 Comments

Issue Number Seven of Astonishing Adventures Magazine Is Here!

Issue Number Seven of AAM is finally here!





Which also includes my story "Le Chat Noir."



Please check the print issue of the version Amazon: ISBN1448687330 $10.00 - http://tiny.cc/WV4OZ



Or on Issuu:…

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Added by Cormac Brown on September 20, 2009 at 4:10pm — No Comments

A reprint from the Premiere Issue of Crooked Magazine

From the Premiere Issue of Crooked Magazine, my story "Retribution."

Added by Cormac Brown on July 25, 2009 at 7:44pm — 2 Comments

"The Trees"

Do you ever check the trees to see what is up there?







You would be surprised at what you can find.



Over at Powder Burn Flash.com, Aldo Calcagno has posted a story of mine concerning the once in a lifetime things that a teenager has discovered in "The… Continue

Added by Cormac Brown on July 16, 2009 at 2:33pm — 2 Comments

"So Deaf" is up at Powder Burn Flash


My first attempt at a police procedural, "So Deaf," is up at Powder Burn Flash.com. Please take a look.

Added by Cormac Brown on May 24, 2009 at 11:23am — No Comments

What I've Been Up To, My Last Two Crime Stories From The Web

The Sixth Issue of Astonishing Adventures is here!





And they kicked this epic issue with my story "All The Better To." Please to be sure and check out the hardcopy version, which will have exclusively the story "Djinn" by Katt Parrish.



I have another story up on a Twist of Noir called… Continue

Added by Cormac Brown on May 9, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Coming Attractions: "A Red Lipstick" and "The Price of Perfection"

From Issue #5 of Astonishing Adventures Magazine, "A Red Lipstick"



Lara calmly turned to the mirror and said as she dabbed her lip “I’m hungry and you’re gonna get us kicked out of here before we get a chance to eat…if they don’t call the cops first.” The mention of the police dimmed the wattage of Guy’s sneer for less than a second and only someone who knew him would’ve even noticed.



“I ain’t worried about the heat; I got them in my pocket like my blade. You should…
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Added by Cormac Brown on March 14, 2009 at 3:08am — 1 Comment

"Vibrant"

Are you feeling a little down?



Do you feel lethargic?



Do you feel detached?



Do you need a little "pick me up?"



The protagonist in my story at Powder Burn Flash feels "Vibrant."



How do you feel today?



You should try "Vibrant"… Continue

Added by Cormac Brown on February 5, 2009 at 11:42am — 1 Comment

The story "B*tch" is up at Powder Burn Flash

My story "Bitch" is up at Powder Burn Flash.com and I believe that you will enjoy it...maybe not initially, but you'll see what I mean. Hey, don't take my word for it, Geoff Eighinger gave it four hats at Eastern Standard Crime.

Added by Cormac Brown on January 7, 2009 at 2:29pm — 2 Comments

Hey, the premiere issue of Crooked Magazine is up!

The premiere issue of Crooked Magazine is up. No, you won't find tips in there on how to redecorate your den or the latest in spring fashions, we're talking neo-noir and hard-boiled fiction. Yours truly has a story in there too, called "Redemption." Pop on over and take a gander.

Added by Cormac Brown on January 2, 2009 at 4:46pm — 1 Comment

Man, this blog needs updating

Happy Hanukkah!



"L-i-n-g-o" was posted today on Powder Burn Flash.



A Twist of Noir has republished my love letter to the City of Angels, that originally was on Powder Burn Flash blogspot.



A Twist of Noir also has republished… Continue

Added by Cormac Brown on December 23, 2008 at 2:38pm — No Comments

My Last Two Stories Posted To The Web

On the new Powderburnflash.com, my story "Swerved" was the first one posted to the new site.

Aldo Calgagno, Gerald So and Patti Abbott also had a Fall Flash Fiction Challenge and this inspired "Cynara."

Added by Cormac Brown on October 25, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

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