Just in case you missed it, my western story "The Home Place" was recently mentioned elsewhere (thank you, readers!) and you can read it yourself as Full Speed Publishing Kindle Original story!
1889, Indian Territory. Jim Maddern brought his family into a new world, to start a new life, with dreams of owning the best horse ranch west of the Mississippi. But he isn't the only one with such dreams and there are men who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals, regardless of who they have to hurt along the way.
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Check it out and please let me know what you think!
It's here at last! It's been a long wait since issue seven came out, but the new issue of ODM, number eight, is finally out and includes my second publication of 2022, my third Azuma Kuromori story, "Angel Scales!"
It's a little extra late, as it's cover-dated December, but came out this month - that's fine, though, it doesn't diminish the contents!
The publisher's blurb reads:
This issue is packed with both fiction and non-fiction – including lots of reviews – in fact we have the first in a semi-regular column, Dicing With Death, which will cover games of some relevance. Once again we’ve sought out tales which show the sheer breadth of the sub-genre. If you think ‘occult detectives’ are simply a few Victorian amateurs, an out-of-luck noir PI in a trench-coat, or a bit of urban fantasy, you must have missed our earlier issues. In these pages, we range across time and continents, from worrying peculiarities to outright horror.
Authors include Melanie Atherton Allen, Brandon Barrows, Rebecca Buchanan, Robert Guffey, Rhys Hughes, D.G. Laderoute, Paul StJohn Mackintosh, Andrew Neil MacLeod, Jonathon Mast, Uchechukwu Nwaka, C.L. Raven, Carsten Schmitt, I.A. Watson and Cristina L. White. With cover art by Stefan Keller and interior illustrations by Autumn Barlow, Mutartis Boswell and Andy Paciorek.
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Guilty Crime Story Magazine issue 3 is out and includes my first publication of 2022, a crime story called "Simple"!
Check out the full ToC!
"Oksana" by Robb T. White - Just a little blackmail, 21st century-style. The plan was perfect - except for the target.
"Soft Mouths" by Dustin Walker - Inexperienced drug-dealer Stacy is learning her lessons the hard way.
"Red Heels on Linoleum" by Ethan Robles - When you marry a mobster, you marry the mob, too...
"Simple" by Brandon Barrows - The best solution to most problems is often the simplest...
"Tibet has a Book of the Dead, too" by Coy Hall - A good grifter can make the mark feel good about being taken, but watch out for the touchy ones!
"Mark" by Mike McHone - Bill Cooley is the consummate con-man. Who could possibly take him?
"Aleatory" by Bruce Harris - Even the best-laid plans are subject to the whimsy of chance...
"Essex County Noir" (review) by Anthony Perconti
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