One Minute Thriller #1: Tommy Bottles

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Tommy Bottles smashed them. Tommy looked like an easy mark, but the robbery ended with a glass-covered dead guy . Tommy ignored Sal’s plea to run. But he did accept a ride from a strange woman in a Cadillac. The … Continued

Staples, Copiers, and Murder

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Shelly Dotte took the first job they gave her. Not her life’s work. But food, heat, and lights were helpful, so she stayed. Shelly pushed paper with the best of them. Forms filed. Reports reported. Meetings met. All that school … Continued

The Jar

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He couldn’t remember how long it sat on the shelf. It was a long time, anyhow. Gathered dust. Was dusted. And gathered dust again. It was up there with the knick-knacks and the military plaques. The kinds of things you … Continued

Frank and The Van

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Frank’s van was a real piece of shit. He’d pick me up in it after school. We’d go for joy rides. Get ice cream and cause trouble until dinner. Once we were way out. Too far from home to walk. … Continued