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FICTION: A Kindness by Max Sheridan

September 12, 2016
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The late-October wind blew shadows down the canyons of empty office buildings and dead lamp-lit streets. Barr checked his phone. Eight o’clock. Late for dinner again. He gave Deborah a quick call, telling her she should go ahead and eat without him, and left the practice by the front door. The Audi was in...

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FICTION: Velma and Jeff by Salvadore Ritchie

August 19, 2016
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It was my understanding when someone has finalized their decision to commit suicide they obtain a kind of euphoria about the conclusion they have made. The heavy baggage that magnetizes to us during the journey we call life magically falls to the wayside. Everything...

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FICTION: Doire by Angel Luis Colon

July 29, 2016
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I’ve made a lot of dumb decisions in my life. Case in point: I’m lying in wait on a deer stand about twenty feet up a chestnut oak in the middle of Nowheresville, Kentucky, with a major crick in my neck from holding this...

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FICTION: Anonymous by Alicia De La Rosa-Millard

July 18, 2016
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The first time she noticed you was the day you were ambling through the mall. You didn’t notice her and you should have. She had just ended her previous...

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The Missing and the Dead by Stuart MacBride — Review

August 12, 2016
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All the minutiae of policing on a local level permeate the almost 600 pages of this Logan McRae crime novel. Bumped down to duty sergeant from acting DI, he...

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Western Wednesday: Haints Stay and some thoughts on revisionist westerns

August 3, 2016
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Western Wednesday: Haints Stay and some thoughts on revisionist westerns

Haints Stay seems to occupy a space where the prime influence is Blood Meridian. I want to talk a little about that space. When Cormac McCarthy wrote Blood Meridian...

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Written Off by E.J. Copperman — Review

July 26, 2016
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This first in a new series by E.J. Copperman opens with the last two pages in the newest book by protagonist author Rachel Goldman, which is to be the...

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