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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.