Read my short story "Outside of Cars" in Corium Magazine's Issue 19. I mean, if you want. Just so you know what you're getting yourself into, here's a bit of my correspondence with the editor. "Your story made me very uncomfortable, which means it made me feel something, which is what we look for at Corium. As long as it's well-written, of course! And your story is, so I am happy to publish it." Results will more than likely vary.
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.
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.