FICTION: Conversations with Mister Abaddon by Teel James Glenn

December 1, 2016
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Braxton chose a rainy moonless night to bury his wife near the lawn jockey statue. It had to be a moonless night because the statue beside the bench was visible from the road and half a dozen of the nearby houses. But that was exactly why he chose the spot to inter the woman...

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Western Wednesday: Interview with David James Keaton

November 30, 2016
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Western Wednesday: Interview with David James Keaton

David James Keaton has one of the most active imaginations out there (Stephen Graham Jones might have a slight lead, but it is close). Pig Iron is his take on the western. It is part deconstruction, part weird western, part dark comedy, and all DJK. It really does resist comparisons to other westerns and...

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FICTION: Stalker by Elizabeth Zelvin

November 18, 2016
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The first I knew about it was when Harry Arkus stopped me in the hall. “Hey, Bess! Guess who has a crush on you? Alvin Oily.” “That’s disgusting.” “No, it’s funny. He cornered me after math class and started babbling about how beautiful you are. I still have grease marks on my shirt sleeve.”...

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Western Wednesday: Interview with Jonathan Ashley

November 9, 2016
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Western Wednesday: Interview with Jonathan Ashley

Jonathan Ashley is the author of Out of Mercy, from 280 Steps, which was published in 2015. Brian Lindenmuth: Why a western? Jonathan Ashley: Really the book is a western thematically, not in any other sense. I always had fun thinking of it as a Western in terms of a thinly veiled indictment on...

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Review: Hindsight, by Mindy Tarquini

November 8, 2016
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Review: Hindsight, by Mindy Tarquini

Deliciously original with a quirky voice that sets Mindy Tarquini in a league of her own, Hindsight is an entertaining story about a woman with the ability to see her past lives, who is desperate to find a way to break this curse. “But here’s the bitch about memory. It allows us to return...

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FICTION: One Gold Tooth by Patrick Cooper

November 6, 2016
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“That cat right there,” Isaac said. “That’s the one I been talking about.” Markus put his drink down on the bar and looked where Isaac was pointing. “The fat one?” “Fat as a house.” The fat man bent over the pool table and lined up a shot. Markus figured him to be in his...

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