Free Audiobook: Criminal Words

Criminal Words AudiobookIt’s the holiday travel season, and I’m thinking of you.

What you need is an audiobook full of crime fiction short stories — written by the likes of Joe Clifford, Jen Conley, David Cranmer (writing as Edward A. Grainger), Chris Holm, Christopher Irvin, Tom Pitts, Steve Weddle, and me — to help pass the time as you journey from place to place.

What you really need is for that audiobook to be free.

Wish granted: CRIMINAL WORDS.

Read more about CRIMINAL WORDS here, or jump right in and download CRIMINAL WORDS here.

Happy holidays!

“Not My Gun” at The Flash Fiction Offensive

TFFO LogoI’m very excited to be back at Out of the Gutter Online’s The Flash Fiction Offensive today with a new short story:

“Not My Gun”

Making my fourth appearance at TFFO even better, editors Joe Clifford and Tom Pitts are featuring two great pieces of art by my friend Dillon Samuelson along with the story. Dillon is remarkably talented and, I predict, will have a long career as an artist.

I think the art we chose fits the dark mood of “Not My Gun” perfectly.

If by chance you’re interested in acquiring one of Dillon’s works, well… I’ve already purchased the second image (a monoprint), the one with the butterfly. But the top piece is still available (as are numerous others — check out Dillon’s portfolio at Behance to see more of his art.)

Art by Dillon Samuelson Art by Dillon Samuelson

Click the images for larger versions.

My thanks to Dillon for allowing his art to accompany my story, and to Tom and Joe for deciding to feature it.

Word Crimes Podcast: Episode 6

Title 18: Word Crimes PodcastPrepared for your listening pleasure in record time, the sixth episode of the Title 18: Word Crimes Podcast is available now!

This episode features “The Biggest Myth,” a short story by Tom Pitts originally published by All Due Respect and read by public radio reporter Scott Detrow.


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