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My poor, neglected CrimeSpace...

I feel just terrible. If you were my children, the DCFS would have hauled you all away by now, and with good reason.

First things last:

The lovely Patti Abbott recently tossed down the gauntlet to write a flash-fiction incorporating that smash hit by The Eurythmics, "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)." Here is my entry, hosted at Powder Burn Flash by the virile Aldo Calcagno: "Everybody's Looking for Elisa…


Added by Jimmy Callaway on May 4, 2010 at 9:29am — No Comments

When the Whistle Blows

The brand new Crime Factory is up, y'all. Josh Converse, Patti Abbott, Chad Eagleton, and yours truly.

Crime Factory

Added by Jimmy Callaway on March 28, 2010 at 3:19am — 2 Comments

A Hundred Gozinta

As part of the festivities at A Twist of Noir for reaching 400(!) stories, we have two more entries in my own Divisible-by-a-Hundred series:

Three Hundred

Four Hundred

Added by Jimmy Callaway on March 25, 2010 at 4:48am — No Comments

Busy week.

So, kicking off the week in style, Dan O'Shea's flash fiction challenge hit the interwebs like a shotgun full of rock salt. The challenge was to write a flash-fiction that took place in some sort of place of worship. All comers brought all kinds of evil, and you can check out the whole God-damned rundown right here. Christopher Grant was kind enough to host my entry, entitled…


Added by Jimmy Callaway on March 6, 2010 at 12:05pm — No Comments

This is what happens

when one goes to a nudie bar the same week one re-reads The Road.

Night Train to Mundo Fine

Added by Jimmy Callaway on February 14, 2010 at 4:54pm — 2 Comments

I got kicked outta Sam's Club

Hey, read my story here along with five others in the "WalMart, I Love You" flash-fiction challenge, including that of my good buddy, Garnett Elliott.

Added by Jimmy Callaway on December 2, 2009 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

This is what should happen

if somebody doesn't respect Chuck Jones.

Baby, Cartoons Are On

Added by Jimmy Callaway on November 24, 2009 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

Bringing up the rear

So, the good news is I placed third in Eric Beetner's FIST contest with my flash "Uncle Sal". The bad news is my prize of Eric's new novel, One Too Many Blows to the Head, co-written with JB Kohl, is still at the printers. I guess I'll just have to be patient. Anyways, in the meantime, please enjoy my story up now on Eric's blog.

Added by Jimmy Callaway on October 18, 2009 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

Two for the show.

Over at A Twist of Noir, I've got two stories up, and each one's title is also its word count. Keep your eyes peeled for the aptly-titled follow-ups.

One Hundred
Two Hundred

Sex and violence to you all,

Added by Jimmy Callaway on October 8, 2009 at 12:31pm — 2 Comments

Two down, one to go.

I'm not a very goal-oriented guy, if you can believe that. But when it comes to today's crime fiction scene, to me, there's a Holy Trinity to shoot for: Out of the Gutter, Plots with Guns, and Thuglit. Well, I've gotten into Plots with Guns twice now, and today we can cross another one off the to-do list. Yes, my story "Your Own Saturday Night" is now live in the current issue of Thuglit, appearing alongside good… Continue

Added by Jimmy Callaway on October 2, 2009 at 5:45am — 2 Comments

Often late, and hardly worth the wait.

As usual, I've been negelcting this personal little corner of the internets, and so have forgotten to tell you darlings about the story I recently had up at Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers. It's a little love letter to blaxploitation I wrote a couple summers back. For a while, I began developing it as a comic book series, but as so often happens, that died on the vine. But this little seed is now up for your enjoyment. Take a gander and witness just how… Continue

Added by Jimmy Callaway on October 1, 2009 at 11:59am — No Comments

If You Died Today, Who Would Take Care of Your Family?

My very first flash over at A Twist of Noir is now a short film, ready to watch right here. And when I say "short," I'm not kidding.

Seriously, guys, I'm really pleased with how this came out. I've already begun work on the follow up. Fuck Hollywood, we're making our own.

Added by Jimmy Callaway on August 5, 2009 at 2:06pm — 2 Comments

A new flash (and I don't mean Wally West).

Dig my new flash-fiction up at A Twist of Noir. It feels good.

Added by Jimmy Callaway on June 30, 2009 at 9:03am — 3 Comments

How the new Plots with (Ray) Guns breaks down:

Kyle Minor's "Ill Nature" will either make you sick or make you cry or both.

Fred Zackel’s “Creepier than a Whorehouse Kiss” will either make you think Asimov was a giant pussy or make you never use an ATM again or both.

Cameron Ashley's "Nadia-Verdinique's Saturday Night Superlative" will either make you horny or not ever again horny or both.

Yours truly's "Nailed Up with Fudgsicles" will either make you something or some other thing or… Continue

Added by Jimmy Callaway on June 1, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Another flash in the pan.

And by "pan," I mean A Twist of Noir. So dig it.

Added by Jimmy Callaway on May 29, 2009 at 12:42am — 2 Comments

30 seconds of your life.

I inexplicably have two (count 'em!) flash-fictions going live today. First, we have this little ditty at A Twist of Noir. Extra special thanks to Paul Brazill for giving me the correct submission e-mail, or this one mighta been lost to the ages. Then you can whip on over to The Flash Fiction Offensive, and check that one out. All new,… Continue

Added by Jimmy Callaway on May 1, 2009 at 8:37am — 2 Comments

Flash bang.

Y'know what, Internet? I'm gonna take back some of the things I've said about you.

In this, the Information Age, we are inundated with factoids, trivia, and all other sorts of communique, but mostly to the same degree that you'd get from watching the TV Guide channel 24 hours a day. Obvious niches of sweetness and light--Plots with Guns, ThugLit, et al--are great, but it's really easy to dry your eyeballs out reading entire short stories on-line (not to bite any hands… Continue

Added by Jimmy Callaway on March 3, 2009 at 11:23am — 1 Comment

The Truth is Enia.

So it's not crime-y at all, but a story I writ up got published here: http://www.truthenia.com/
I'll be back probably when I publish something else. So don't hold your breath.

Oh, and I got my own web-blog thing that the kids seem to like, all about comic books and their goodness: attentionchildren.blogspot.com


Added by Jimmy Callaway on December 18, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Plots with Guns is up, son!

Yes, it's true. Go to Plotswithguns.com right now to read a story by me and other, more talented (if slightly less sexually attractive) writers, and then tell a friend.

And then somebody give PayPal a neck so I can wring it.

Added by Jimmy Callaway on June 10, 2008 at 11:08am — No Comments

Honorable mention, motherfucker!

Ha ha! I'd like to thank my good, good friend, Ray Nessly, for giving me much needed revisions, and also The Dwarves, for being the greatest band ever.

Honorable mention!

(I spell it without a "u" because I'm a bleedin' yank.)

Added by Jimmy Callaway on April 1, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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