Just went up this morning--please read it. It won't take long. It's 700 words.
Shotgun Honey has fast become my new favorite ezine (taking the place of my dearly beloved Thuglit, which is on indefinite hiatus). SH is a little different, though, all flash noir, 700 words or less. Which is challenging to say the least. It's run by Kent Gowran, Ron Earl Phillips, and Sabrina Ogden. This magazine was actually the first (after the "Dancing: A Love Story in Five Parts" experiment [http://monkeybicycle.net/dancing-a-love-story-in-five-parts/]--but Monkeybicycle would be the sweet, sensitive little brother to Shotgun's abusive uncle who drinks too much and likes to shoot squirrels and shit from his trailer window) where I implemented my new strategy of actually reading these magazines before submitting, which, as you know if you follow this blog, has worked like a fucking charm. And the real winner here was me, because Shotgun Honey is terrific, fast, in-your-face, kick-ass crime noir fiction, like a bullet to the brain, in under a minute or two. Scroll down the right hand side (after you read my story, of course), and you'll see a who's who in the current world of noir, from Allan Guthrie (http://criminal-e.blogspot.com/), to Keith Rawson (http://www.crimefactoryzine.com/main/Home.html), to Thuglit's editor Todd "Big Daddy Thug" Robinson (http://thuglit.com/), with a lot of great noir writers in between. So today, instead of having you read my ranting and bitching about how the world has done me wrong (in between my tender musings on my son and blissful life of redemption), I urge you to check out Shotgun Honey (http://www.shotgunhoney.net/) and these writers. I promise you won't be disappointed. And if you don't like a particular story, stick around. Like an Elvis Costello song, another will be along in a few minutes. (But you'll like the stories. Unless you are a tender li'l guy [or gal] who is easily offended and put off by blood, guns, hot chicks, and people doing very bad things. Bit if you were, you probably wouldn't be reading this blog. You'd be Nicholas Sparks. And you don't have to do that. I've already done that for you (http://tinyurl.com/3m49wbw).