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By Maynard Corndel
Philip Marlowe, private detective, takes on a case of plagiarism, but things gets ugly fast as a case of stolen lyrics leads to a bitter conflict of revenge. My emulation of the quintessential hard-boiled detective created by Raymond Chandler.
By Robert Kasch
Everyday man finds himself caught up in an underground world of murder for hire.
After spending 10 years in prison for a drug related shooting, Leon Anderson wants nothing more than to leave his criminal past behind him and to develop his newly found talent for playing the blues harmonica on street corners and in blues clubs. Life seems to be going well for Leon as he builds...
Plain oatmeal is boring but then add few wholesome foods to make it more nutritious and tasty and call it 'Oat Meal Pancholy.'
By Falcon Villiams
This is a poem I wrote right after reading Ishmael Beah's novel A Long Way Gone; Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. The book documents his life as a soldier in the Sierra Leone Army, and the struggles he goes through to leave that life. My Poem however, only encompasses the time before he was a soldier...
By Timothy Paschall
It feels like a sad mardi-gras
By Indiana Fischer
This piece stemmed from an assignment I was given--I was supposed to take a classic folk or fairy tale and create a new version of it. I landed first on Hansel and Gretel, then decided it's ripe for a hard boiled detective narrative. This is what came out of it.
Jason McDonald failed to return from a business trip. Now,Blake Tanner has been hired to find out why.
Short Story | Updated Sep 8, 2009 | Reads: 3 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0