I've been reading short stories lately. Crime stories, to be specific. It has been a while since I've read any short stories. This is probably because I was an English major, and that entailed reading a lot of short stories. You know, "A Clean Well Lighted Place," "A Good Man is Hard to Find" "Barn Burning." I could go on. I think I burned out on that particular literary form for a long time. Over the past month, however, I've picked up several anthologies, including this one and this one from Akashic, and this one from Bleak House.
They've all been worthwhile, and have turned me back on to short stories. If you haven't read "Can't Catch Me," by Thomas Morrissey in Brooklyn Noir I highly recommend it.
Western Union - Paul Bedford - WESTERN UNION is another book submitted for the Peacemaker Awards. As I’m writing and scheduling this, I have no idea how it fared in the competition, but ...
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