If you haven't had a chance to check out the debut issue of Crooked
, a new Zine that's being published at Eastern Standard Crime
, you can follow the link. There's also a poll on the site now, giving you the opportunity to vote on your favourite story from the issue
My own offering is a particularly nasty little tale. It isn't really a mystery, but there's definitely a crime. I'm not sure why my short stories tend to focus on the hard-boiled side of the genre, but they do. Perhaps it helps me clear my head so that I can go back to writing police procedurals.
Anyway, there are a lot of great stories in there, some from very accomplished short story writers, but I still think you should vote for me. After all, I'm providing you with the link and letting you know about all these free goodies, so you should show me some love.
Although I'd guess that this particular short story is inclined to leave a nasty taste in your mouth. Quite possibly the only thing worse would be killing an animal.
Speaking of which, I watched Fresh last night. And Man on Fire the night before. I'm going to have to type up some movie thoughts...