Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Pulp Writer" at Yellow Mama

Cindy Rosmus was kind enough to accept my story "The Education of a Pulp Writer" late last year and looking at it again I think it turned out pretty darned good. Click here to read it. And while you're at it, check out the other fine stories in the Yellow Mama line-up. (Art by John and Flo Stanton)

29 comments:

Frank Bill said...

Dave, much enjoyed. The facts, I know. The story, something new. Very creative. You kept my attention through a glass of bourbon. Loved it. Very creative. Wish it were my story.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm off to check it out.

Charles Gramlich said...

Whew! A nasty one there. Two peas in a pod find each other. A happy ending really.

David Cranmer said...

Frank, Thanks and I may recommend others to read with bourbon too.

Charles, Gracias. Maybe after the film deal, audiences will be clamoring for a sequel and Kirby will return from the dead Jason style. "The Revenge of the P.W."

G said...

Finally, we get to read a sample of writing from one of the better bloggers out there.

Excellent piece of writing Dave.

Diane said...

Dave, you surprised me twice in this story. Was in Martina's corner before the rug was pulled. A tremendous thriller.

sandra seamans said...

No bourbon, but enjoyed the story with my morning zolt of caffine. Nice one, David!

sandra seamans said...

and that would be jolt. I have no clue where the zolt came from.

RReynolds said...

Oh, that was a good one.

Chris said...

Nice! Well done.

David Cranmer said...

G, Thanks a ton. I really appreciate the generous words about the story and the blog.

Diane, Glad you liked it. I just realized Martina has that Dexter thing going on by cleaning up the trash. Let’s hope no one good crosses her.

Sandra, Thanks. And Zolt Cola does sounds good.

RReynolds, Gracias.

Chris, Thanks and best of luck on your Derringer nom.

Chris said...

Thanks for the good luck wishes -- I have a feeling I need it.

As for your story, I really dug it. Great voice, great premise, and I totally didn't see the ending coming.

Oh, and Charles' interpretation of the ending made me smile.

pattinase (abbott) said...

As soon as I'm done work, but I'll stick to wine.

Anonymous said...

David,
I am so proud when I get to read your writing. You are really making your dream come true. Glad I am hear to witness the making of a great pulp fiction writer.
I enjoyed that.
Mates

Elaine Ash said...

David, you did an admirable job on this one. I know how hard you worked to polish it to a high shine, and the work paid off. Kudos to Cindy Crosmus and her band of artwork elves who created a photograph to depict the "desk" of your character.
EA

David Cranmer said...

Chris, Coming from “The Toll Collectors” author that means a lot. I still see where I can improve with the story but when it was written it was the best I could do and your opinion is much appreciated.

Patti, I enjoyed some Francis Coppola wine while I was in Louisiana and would recommend it. As a matter of fact I think I will pick some up tonight.

Mates, I’m hoping Edward Grainger is getting a kick out of his grandson… And thanks Mates for always being there.

Ms. Ash, Your advice as always is invaluable.

Keith Rawson said...

Good one, David!

I really like what Cindy's been doing with Yellow Mama. It's a great and often times overlooked zine.

By the way, you've got some serious skills, my man.

Ray said...

Yes, have to echo what everyone else has said.

ARCHAVIST said...

A fine piece. I'll leave a comment on it now.

ARCHAVIST said...

Whoops - no where to leave a comment but a very fine piece and cleverly structured.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks a heap Keith. I really appreciate the response the story is getting. And I'm looking forward to reading the finished "Life on the Mesa."

Ray/Gary, To have two writers from Robert Hale take the time to comment is tops. Much thanks.

Anonymous said...

A thoroughly entertaining read. More, more!

Don

David Cranmer said...

Yeah, we'll see. I'm pretty slow.

cataporg said...

My first time to stumble on this blog. Love this blog and this piece. Saw the article on Mr. Boh also. I am a fellow Cameroonian and we are deep in problems here in Africa. Nothing is sure and certain.b I hope to keep reading this blog and comment also.

David Cranmer said...

cataporg, I enjoyed spending time in Cameroon but without a doubt there are many hardships for the people. Best of luck to you and thanks for stopping by.

Paul Brazill said...

Just got time to read this. great stuff. very well structured and punchy!

David Cranmer said...

Thanks Paul.

Barbara Martin said...

Very nicely done, David.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks Barbara. The response with comments and e-mails has really been wonderful.