Steven Torres's Blog – May 2007 Archive (7)

The Story Behind The Driver (x-posted)

If you scroll down a bit, you'll see my short story The Driver, which was originally published in CrimeSpree Magazine. The first thing to notice is that there are at least five drivers mentioned in the story - the two deputies, the criminal, the good samaritan and the old driver who had been carjacked. I didn't notice that myself until after I had written the story.

Maybe more importantly, there is the… Continue

Added by Steven Torres on May 29, 2007 at 3:23am — No Comments

Another Sunday, another story

This was first published in Crimespree a couple of years ago. Enjoy:

The Driver



Added by Steven Torres on May 28, 2007 at 2:25am — 3 Comments

Rickards vs. Higgins. FIGHT! (x-posted)

Started reading two novels recently. One is The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins. The other is Winter's End by John Rickards. The first book was recommended to me as a crime classic and must-read, but I'm finding it slow going. Confusing. Maybe I'm not concentrating hard enough, but then it's summer break and I don't want to work all that hard. Will I continue? Yes, of course.… Continue

Added by Steven Torres on May 24, 2007 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Stoop, The Thief

Stoop, the Thief

(A Biography)

Part One: Stoop and Clyde…


Added by Steven Torres on May 21, 2007 at 8:23am — No Comments

About Elena...

There are a couple of things that I found interesting about this story (if I do say so myself…). First, it came out of me pretty much the way you see it. I think I may have changed a couple of words here or there, but really it was one of the easiest stories to write that I’ve done. I figured out later that it was in the second person, present tense.

The title, took more time. This story is about Elena Kojcic, Viktor Petrenko’s wife. It didn’t start out that way. It was written before…


Added by Steven Torres on May 9, 2007 at 12:33am — No Comments

Elena Speaks of the City, Under Siege (Reprint)

Elena Speaks of the City, Under Siege…


Added by Steven Torres on May 7, 2007 at 5:26am — No Comments

Thirteen Weeks, Thirteen Stories (x-Posted)

Well, the subject line pretty much says it all. Tired of not being able to reprint stories and/or publish them, I figured I'd post them here. There are thirteen weeks between this Sunday and the Sunday before my next novel comes out, so I figured I'd publish a story a week here.

On Sundays, you get the stories. On Monday or Tuesday, you get an explanation of the writing process or the publishing history or some such. Seems like a fair deal considering it's all free.

Today's… Continue

Added by Steven Torres on May 7, 2007 at 5:24am — No Comments

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