FICTION: The Orange Chaser by Bill Surdenik

March 20, 2017
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The first thing I should admit, I guess, is that I’m not smart. It’s always the first obvious thing people figure. Even knowing it’s true I still have this instinct to fight against it, like a touch of stubborn vanity or just basic human dignity clutching on; it ain’t easy to swallow either way....

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Great Jones Street: The Netflix of Fiction

March 19, 2017
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Great Jones Street: The Netflix of Fiction

There’s an app for short fiction, and it’s Great Jones Street. A little while ago I had a chance to ask the forces behind GJS some questions, and Kelly Abbott, one of the creative forces behind GJS, took the time to answer some questions. What is Great Jones Street and why should people download this...

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Review: Honky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. Lansdale

February 27, 2017
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This Hap and Leonard novel opens thusly: “I don’t think we ask for trouble, me and Leonard. It just finds us. It often starts casually, and then something comes loose and starts to rattle, like an unscrewed bolt on a carnival ride. No big thing at first, just a loose, rattling bolt, then the...

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Karen Pullen’s Cold Heart

February 19, 2017
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Karen Pullen spends several days each week cooking breakfast and cleaning rooms for strangers! That’s because she owns a bed & breakfast! She took time out from her guests to answer a few questions about her latest work, Cold Heart. Sandra: What’s your new book/work in progress about? What inspired you to write it?...

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FICTION: Employee Compensation by Andrew Riconda

February 16, 2017
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My boss, Chet Overhill, and I had hated each other for quite some time — this became abundantly clear during performance review earlier this year — so, he probably surmised I was the least reliable of his sycophants to have witnessed him killing a hooker at this year’s Lead Simply motivational conference. The room...

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FICTION: Neither Created nor Destroyed by Kevin Z. Garvey

January 31, 2017
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Kozak stares at his subject. “Look at me,” he says. “Look into my eyes.” His subject looks into his eyes. “Your eyes are heavy, yes?” “My eyes are heavy.” The subject is old. Her voice is weak. “You want to sleep, don’t you. Your eyes are heavy and they want to close. But you...

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