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Last Date – Again!

Noir stories for real!

Pete Noyes, retired newspaper and TV reporter, wrote a great book about his experiences in L.A. during the sixties and seventies.  It’s called “The Real L.A. Confidential”.  I befriended Pete through mutual friend Ed Foley. “Last Date” fictionalizes one of Pete’s more shocking investigations. Originally published in 2014 by Every Day Fiction, I’m happy to tell you that it’s just been republished on the Spillwords site: https://spillwords.com/last-date/

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Star Noir

Working with Flash Fiction Magazine’s strict word limit was tough, but I’m happy with the result. Eric had this to say on the Flash Fiction Magazine site:

“This is a slick piece of writing. Sam Spade – a tough PI from past detective pulp reborn into futuristic skirmishes . Mickey Spillane would love it if he were alive. A sexy cover for a book with Angel splashed across the front with a smoking gun in her hand, a thug under her foot and foggy dew-drops in her hair.”

I’d buy it.Take a peek and see if you are too!

https://flashfictionmagazine.com/blog/2020/07/15/star-noir/#more-38191

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This Train Leaves for Marseilles at Five

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I’ve learned to stick with a story through years and years of rewrites.  “Train” is a perfect example.  I’ve torn it up and tinkered with it for twenty years and now it has a home.  The folks at Mysteriacal-E were amused by my genre-stretching, noir meets Sf story.  I hope it will amuse you, too!

http://www.mystericale.com/index.php?issue=current_issue&body=file&file=train.html

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