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Jun 18, 2012 in Popcorn Fiction, Short Stories

To kick off the week in style, we have the below historical short story from the author of the acclaimed thriller Clawback, whichalso appears as this week’s offering from Popcorn Fiction. Enjoy! He arrived late afternoon, trudging up from the railbed over cracked ice and snow, his Enfield banging against a metal canteen frozen solid. […]

Amateurs: A Short Story from The First Shift

Oct 12, 2011 in Fiction, Guest Posts, Short Stories

We’re thrilled to present to you today a story from the new Crime Factory anthology  The First Shift: 27 tales of revulsion, heartbreak, and violence.  They were two days into the trip when the train shuddered and the hiss of steam, fighting the brakes applied, caused his bowels to revolt. Through the window, Tip caught […]

The Other Man

Aug 25, 2011 in Fiction, Guest Posts, Short Stories

This short story was originally published on Beat to a Pulp and is re-printed here with permission. I knew I was a dead man when the cop walked into my bar. It was the way the cocksure bastard sauntered over the threshold, sniffed the moldiness of the stained oak panels, and smiled. Some little joke […]

Last Dance

Aug 04, 2011 in Fiction, Guest Posts, Short Stories

“I’d love to take you away from all this.” Rachel turned. The man wore a white suit, azure shadows cast against its fabric from the reflection of the disco ball against her too-blue evening gown. She’d been on her way to the front to cash out with the night manager, the strap around her thigh […]

The Walls: An Original Short Story (Part II)

Jul 15, 2011 in Fiction, Mulholland News, Short Stories

We are thrilled to present Part II of an original short story written by BLOODLINE author Mark Billingham titled “The Walls.” (Missed Part I? Start reading here.) To double the fun, we’ve also created an audio version of the story, read by Brad Negbaur (see below). BLOODLINE is also available as a downloadable audiobook read […]

The Walls: An Original Short Story (Part I)

Jul 14, 2011 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Short Stories

We are thrilled to present Part I of an original short story written by BLOODLINE author Mark Billingham titled “The Walls.” We will be running the printed version of the story in two parts, as well as an audio version, read by Brad Negbaur (see below). BLOODLINE is also available as a downloadable audiobook read […]

At Her Feet He Fell

Feb 18, 2011 in Popcorn Fiction, Short Stories

A Popcorn Fiction Selection. Three lives intersect during a bank heist. Then proceed to betray each other. Let the bank rob the bank. That was the plan. Arbogast had come up with it all, but that only made sense. He was the thinker, the planner. “Einstein” they used to call him back in the neighborhood. […]

Veronica Majeure

Feb 17, 2011 in Popcorn Fiction, Short Stories

A Popcorn Fiction Selection. A contract killer gets stuck in Dublin after a job in this crime piece from screenwriter Brian Helgeland. The first round hits the guy higher than I thought I was aiming. In the chin to be precise. I want to blame it on him swiveling over in his chair as he […]

You and Hank

Jan 31, 2011 in Guest Posts, Popcorn Fiction, Short Stories

A Popcorn Fiction selection. Two salesmen see the dark side of Bangkok in this short story from screenwriter Darby Kealey. Oh yeah, and one of the salesmen is: you. The first thing you notice as you step out of the airport is the heat. It’s hot in Bangkok. Not like LA heat, either. It’s thicker, […]

Not a Poe Fan

Jan 25, 2011 in Popcorn Fiction, Short Stories

A Popcorn Fiction selection. A bookmaker’s heavy haggles with a degenerate sucker who can’t make his payments in this crime story from top screenwriter Brian Koppelman. “…No shit!  Really?  You’re saying they put this cafe on the very spot Edgar Allan Poe used to live?  Well.  Well!  If I were the sort of guy who gave […]