Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Golden God

Editor Christopher Grant has been kind enough to post A Golden God over at A Twist Of Noir. It's a flash piece of mine about an assassin and an ill fated birthday party.

Update: Eastern Standard Crime has reviewed my story.

16 comments:

Chris said...

Interesting piece--I enjoyed reading it. The "crimson halo" was a nice description.

The ending works nicely and makes me wonder who wanted the "golden god" dead in the first place? A second heir?

Georgie B said...

Nice piece of writing.

Brief, brutal and to the point.

Anonymous said...

Very descriptive, I saw the blood splattering the blonde.

Don

Barbara Martin said...

Good writing that kept my interest, and the ending provided an answer to who ordered the kill. Perfect.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks everyone...

Chris, I'm glad you liked the description. (You may enjoy reading it again, the answer's at the end.)

Georgie B, I've ordered an autographed copy of your book. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Don, Gracias.

Barbara, it was a quick flash that had been hanging around that I needed to get out there.

Charles Gramlich said...

Very fine.

Lana Gramlich said...

Love the story! Great twist. :)

RReynolds said...

Short and wicked and served with a clever twist. Splendid.

David Cranmer said...

Charles and Lana, Thanks a ton for reading my story!

RReynolds, Gracias, amigo.

Sarah Hina said...

I also shivered at the "crimson halo." Really evocative.

Loved the twist at the end--ah, brotherly love.

Powerful piece, David!

ARCHAVIST said...

I've never been able to produce a flash story - can't get things together in the length so I know how hard these things can be. Well done.

David Cranmer said...

Sarah, Thanks. I'm just fortunate the "crimson halo" popped into my noggin'.

Archavist, My average short story word count is around 1500 words. These two to three hundred flashes are far harder but very rewarding when they work.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Great job, David.

You gave us a lot of story in a very few words.

Terrie

David Cranmer said...

Thanks Terrie. Eastern Standard Crime just gave me a very nice review with similar thoughts. I'm glad to know pithy is in. :)

Clare2e said...

I agree with the crowd. Tiny and watertight. I liked!

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