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Grandparents Heart Babysitting

NANO's Volume 6 Number 1 features my latest piece of flash fiction, "Grandparents Heart Babysitting". Huge thanks to the editors - certainly for the inclusion, but also, and perhaps more importantly, for their attention to detail, their push to get every word just right.

If you like things to read, short things, stories that move you and leave you wanting more, fictional flings, order your copy here.

Let The Pain Be Your Guide

As defined by Merriam-Webster, noir is crime fiction featuring hard-boiled cynical characters and bleak sleazy settings.
Or, when in France (from Wiktionary):
Noir (adjective, masculine)   1. black in color            Ce chat est noir. (That cat is black.)   2. inebriated           Il est noir.* (He is drunk.)   3. of black ethnicity           Il est noir.* (He is black.)
(*Not sure how to read the difference between examples two and three, but I'll leave that to the French to explain.)
Earlier this year I wrote my first noir piece (see American definition). Black Heart Magazine was kind enough to publish it. Robert Howell was kind enough to create a cover. My thanks to you both. 
Here's the first sentence:
--> I followed the man who’d punctured a hole in my arm into the garage. 
That's all you get here. For the rest, you'll have to go there.


Los Desperados

Time's up!
After months of what could be called working, Tom Vadakan & I are pleased to announce the launch of our web-comic series "Los Desperados". Please check it out and, by all means, if you like what you see, subscribe to it and share it with a friend. We've posted four pages to get things rolling. A new page will magically appear every Wednesday. If you're a first timer to the site, click on the image of the vintage trailer in the upper right-hand corner, and we'll promenade you to the start.

www.losdesperadoscomics.com

WARNING

My micro-story, "Warning", has surfaced on Monkeybicycle.
I will leave you to wonder about its inspiration.

Between Green and Union On a Day That Is Sunny All Day

My flash fiction with the un-flash name has been published by Everyday Genius.
cover by Robert Howell
Notes/acknowledgements: Fictional apartment building located near non-fictional city dwelling of Charlie Walter and Christine Farren. Interior decor of Bethany's flat inspired by The Selby is in your place. Dorian's perspective on cats lifted wholesale from Matthew Barbato.
(Thanks, Matthew. I know I should have asked first.)
No one writes in a vacuum....Between Green and Union On a Day That is Sunny All Day

99 CENTS A READ

The sale is over. But a good story never dies. Especially on the internet.

To those who purchased the 3:2 issue of Echo Ink Review, you should know that I have always appreciated your rapier wit, your singular sense of integrity, your strong chin. Always. For those who didn't purchased the aforementioned literary magazine but are curious enough to spend  two minutes to get to the bottom of this "Bric-a-brac" thing, here's your chance.

The editor of Echo Ink Review called it "Scandalous." What will you call it?
cover art by Robert Howell
Bric-a-Brac by Dan Lundin  She may be confused as one, but Audrey is not a kleptomaniac. While her urges are irresistible, the items she steals are never trivial and the theft is always obsessively well-planned out. She is not a thief either, not exactly. A better label would be theft addict, a criminal who steals not for profit but for social gain, one who rationalizes her illicit hobby with feeling of unfairness and entitlem…

LOS DESPERADOS are coming...

This is a tease.  This is only a tease.  The comic will be here soon, promise. And well worth the wait. Character Design: Tom Vadakan Script: yours truly