Saturday, 21 April 2007

moustaches, detectives, eels

for this post only, i am changing the name of this blog.

my short story 'day of moustaches' is now online here.

i just e-mailed Transmission my short story 'detective story' for their pulp-themed issue. it is a detective story. it is probably the worst detective story in the history of the genre. here is a short excerpt:


Okay, said the ‘broad’. Okay. She nodded and thought about my answers for a while. Then she asked me what my best detective simile was.

Um, I said.

I carried on playing with my gun under the desk. I cocked the hammer. I uncocked it.

Take your time, she said. I want you to come up with a good one.

A minute passed. She waited like a gigantic barrel of eels in a blizzard.

I can’t think of a good one, I said eventually.



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