Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Two Sentence Tuesday

I have a western coming up this weekend at BEAT to a PULP with these lines:

A fur trader with his hand lassoed around a saloon girl clamored for a refill and Knox excused himself to oblige. Miles sipped his whiskey, enjoying his last bit of peace before his manhunt for Van Jones began.

Here are two from the Hard Case Crime I'm reading called The Corpse Wore Pasties by Jonny Porkpie.
"Porky, honey, baby, sweetheart, be careful what you accuse me of, especially in here," she whispered. "You could be on the sidewalk and bleeding in five seconds..."
On some more blatant self promotion, I'm very pleased to say BTAP will be publishing a short story from Hard Case guru, Charles Ardai, titled "A Free Man." His tale will be one of twenty seven in the upcoming anthology BEAT to a PULP: Round 1.

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Btw, what are you reading?


Charles Gramlich said...

Cool. I like the lines and that Charles Adai will be on BTAP. I just finished a really good Star Trek book by Shatner (and friends) called "The Return"

David Cranmer said...

I've never read one of the Shatner books but I have a friend who absolutely swears by them.

I'm thinking of checking out THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. paperbacks that Randy is highlighting or maybe THE RAT PATROL.

G. B. Miller said...

Interestingly enough, I just started reading a book written by your first commenter.

BTW: my word verification is "sunned".

Leah J. Utas said...

"...lassoed around a saloon girl..."
very well done.
I'm reading "The House of the Spirits" by Isabel Allende.

David Cranmer said...

G, I have WINGS OVER TALERA on the nightstand.

I'm still waiting for the verification to spit out a nasty.

Leah, Her Wikipedia enry says "Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the "magic realist" tradition.." That's different.

Richard Prosch said...

REALLY looking forward to the BTAP antho. Big congrats!! When is it out??

David Cranmer said...

I'm saying August/September but it may be sooner. All stories are in and proofing is underway.

Dave King said...

The two sentences, very suggestive. Sorry, have no fiction on the go just n ow - must be the first time ever.

Clare2e said...

You will let us all know so WoM can pimp your anthology, right? Right!

I like your lines, but I always enjoy the calm before the storm.

David Cranmer said...

Dave, A break from reading is needed every bit to recharge the batteries. Unless, you're an ed of a zine that just received twenty submissions this morning. "Ah, but he loves it, he cried!"

Clare, You ladies will know when to get the pimp hand out. I'll need all the promotion I can get.

G. B. Miller said...

Not much really to say, but I had to say something because I just saw that my word verification was "barth".

David Cranmer said...

Well, I'm just glad you stopped by. I've been hittting refresh for the better part of a day and finally 10 comments changed to 11. Excellent!

David Cranmer said...

And now 12!

Barbara Martin said...

I ditto Leah's comment, and I'm reading The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall.

Unfortunately I haven't been doing much creative writing lately, otherwise I would have joined in.