Monday, June 6, 2011
Shovel deaths make for bon temps! Such good times, in fact, I’ve written shovel upside the noggin into two of my crime stories. The newest, "Bon Temps," is my first foray into dark comedy, featured in the latest issue of Needle: A Magazine of Noir. The plot concerns a small time crook named Luther breaking into a home to swipe some traveling money. He comes across the lady of the house standing over the corpse of her husband--a husband she has just murdered. She asks the burglar to help dispose of the body and she is willing to pay him handsomely. Does he accept? Who gets hit with the shovel? Have I written what I think is a clever little piece of short prose? There's only one way to find out and the answer is here.