Just a reminder: my short-short story Mime is always available for free! That includes now, during the spookiest time of the year.
Crime-noir meets ghost-horror in this flash fiction story.
Mobster thugs Pauli and Mouse come across a street clown late at night who seems to know more than he’s telling. Maybe too much.
But you know the best thing about killing a mime? No one hears him scream.
Then again, by the time this story is over, it won’t be him screaming.
This flash fiction story is also featured in Eating in the Underworld.
You can also revisit my rather Halloween flavored story Moondance at CrimsonStreets.com, an e-zine of modern pulp fiction and it’s always free to read.
Also now free, but not necessarily Halloweenie, is The Quest, a fantasy novel that also happens to be part one of the Tarnish Trilogy.
Praised for its unique storytelling, engaging detail, and heart-felt characters, Tarnish stands alone in the annals of fantasy fiction.
Everyone knows the stories of the Colors Three. That trio of adventurers who traveled the breadth of these realms in the post-war years, stalking the traitorous Crescent Moons and bringing justice to those downtrodden left in the Dread Duke’s wake.
Tavern masters have been spinning those tales for ten years. Ian the Black and Trevor the Red are ten years older. More so, for the warrior’s life is a hard one. And Gregor the Golden? Most likely dead along a mountain pass, in search of more glory than any mortal man needs.
Who, then, will defend Redfield when evil rises from the Blood Marsh?
Billy Cole is the sixteen-springs-old son of Ian the Black. Maybe older. Being the heir of a legend is a heavy burden to bear. And though “Billy Strong Back” is used to hard labor, it takes more than strength to become a man. And more than a sword to become a hero.