Bad Samaritan, the fifth Nick Forte novel, is available now from Down & Out Books.
A new short story, "Hitter," has been posted at A Twist of Noir. Stop on over and check out the other good stuff there.
Many thanks to Christopher Grant.
I know those people in that story intimately ... nice twist, old man. I thought it would be she that ... you know.
Charlie and Patti,Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it.Charlie, you probably recognize the situation from the book. It occurred to me that scene could have gone a different way had it not been for the needs of the story there. letting it stand alone allowed me to do something different. A fun experiment.
And that's the key to being a writer, I think. Being able to use whatever you have in many different ways. I love it. And you're right, it's a great experiment and something I'd do as a teacher (if I ever taught). Make a class write a story and then use pieces of it to make a new story, etc. Great idea. In fact, I just did this with Nigel Bird (used a piece of a literary novel I've been writing for 4 years as a short story with an ending I had no idea about). Being held to 660 words made it even more challenging. Whatever keeps us at it is good.
My bad ... Christopher Grant ... Christopher Grand ... 660 is with him ... What a putz (I am) ...
@ Charlie,I drew 634 with Christopher. Sent the story in last night.
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