Posts tagged ‘Urban Fantasy’

February 20, 2012

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February 10, 2012

New Story: No 04 – The Room

This story is  a more developed version of my second entry into Tin House’s Plotto Contest.

No. 04:  The Room   

(Urban Fantasy — 912 words)

Rich-kid Jenni Plochka checks into a cheap motel on the run from her latest diva-tragedy. She is running from her demons, but can she hide?

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“Jenni Plochka?” Dressed in a faded, pink bathrobe, the worn woman read from the card in her booze-and-tobacco harshened voice. The blue neon “Vacancy” flashed through her cigarette smoke. …


(912 words)

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February 7, 2012

New Story: No 03 – Goodie Two-Shoes

This story is my first entry into Tin House’s Plotto Contest.

Goodie Two-Shoes

(Urban Fantasy — 499 words)

Martin Pechowski looked around the dim, underground soup kitchen, with its sad, assorted cast of castoff street characters, sitting at the round, dark formica-topped tables. He hoisted loose fitting pants, took his plate to the bus tray. He smiled faintly at the pretty young volunteer, took the chocolate brownie she offered as he headed up the stairs.

In the entryway, several boxes were being tossed onto a long table. First dibs, he thought.

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January 8, 2012

New Story: No 01 – Pool Hall Scene

50 Cent Flash announces the first story in the series:

Pool Hall Scene.

(Urban Fantasy – 854 words)

Michael looked up as a tall, slender figure entered the smoky poolroom. He was wearing a fedora and an elegant black coat, and Michael was sure he’d seen him before, but he couldn’t remember when.

Down on his luck these last few nights, Michael had lost easy games. He fidgeted unhappily, and finished his drink. His collar chafed his neck in the oppressive summer heat. “It must be real late,” he thought, as the place was all but deserted. It was one of those nights when it seemed as though he had been in this game hall for eternity.

In a smooth voice, the stranger asked: “Care for a game?” . . .

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