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Los Desaparecidos

Jan 20, 2011 in Guest Posts, Short Stories

Urban Waite is a brilliant new talent about to publish his debut novel The Terror of Living (Little, Brown, February 2011) which Stephen King has called, “A hell of a good novel, relentlessly paced and beautifully narrated. There’s just no let-up. An auspicious debut.” This is the second of two short stories that are appearing […]

Los Desaparecidos

Jan 13, 2011 in Short Stories

First published in The Southern Review Andres It was snowing again in Santiago. On the news the boats were out in Valparaíso Bay, the divers in the water. I sat on the couch watching the flakes fall into the Pacific. The gunwales all but covered, and the simple blue of the boat turning white. And […]

Impulse Kill

Dec 20, 2010 in Popcorn Fiction, Short Stories

A Popcorn Fiction Selection. A small-town sheriff has trouble disposing of a dead body in this twisted tale from screenwriter/editor John Patrick Nelson. It had been an impulse kill. Sheriff Dunne mentally kicked himself as he steered his beast of a squad car down the desert road, sweat dripping down his ass crack. Stupid, he […]

Truegood

Dec 16, 2010 in Guest Posts, Short Stories

Thanks to the kind editors of Needle Magazine, we’re publishing a short story by Sophie Littlefield. This story, and many others like it, can be found in Issue 3 of Needle Magazine. Visit NeedleMag.com to subscribe. Frank and me, we meet for happy hour every month or so. Last time was in March, when the […]

The Impossibility of a Diaphanous History Machine

Dec 13, 2010 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Popcorn Fiction, Short Stories

A Popcorn Fiction Selection. An explosive original short story from Mulholland author Charlie Huston. Ten days before all signs of his existence were wiped off the face of the earth, Rail saw Booker and asked her if she could help him with a small problem. He waited for her answer, watching a tendon pop up […]

Don’t Look Away

Dec 09, 2010 in Short Stories

Urban Waite is a brilliant new talent about to publish his debut novel The Terror of Living (Little, Brown, February 2011) which Stephen King has called, “A hell of a good novel, relentlessly paced and beautifully narrated. There’s just no let-up. An auspicious debut.” Keep reading for the first of two short stories that will […]

Still Life

Nov 18, 2010 in Popcorn Fiction, Short Stories

A Popcorn Fiction selection. An art dealer makes the bargain of his life in this riveting tale from screenwriter Mark Bomback. Hi there and welcome to the 21st century! The year that it happened began auspiciously enough: a festive New Year’s party at the Beverly Hills mansion of a movie star client, a ski weekend […]

A Conversation with Alvaro Rodriguez

Nov 16, 2010 in Film, Guest Posts, Popcorn Fiction, Short Stories

Mix a love for Jim Thompson and Donald Westlake with a deep appreciation for the back alleys of genre film-making and you get Alvaro Rodriguez, an author/film-maker who spends most of his time envisioning the kind of pulp mayhem rarely seen this side of the drive-in era. Today, on Mulholland Books, Alvaro discusses his wide […]

El Niño Actór

Nov 16, 2010 in Popcorn Fiction, Short Stories

A Popcorn Fiction selection. A Mexican man recounts the biggest moment of his life in this character study from screenwriter/ author Alvaro Rodriguez. Celestino took the beer. The bottle was cold and wet, and it felt good in his hand. He had not had a drink since Hermelinda died. He wondered if it would taste […]

As the Crow Flies (Part II)

Nov 03, 2010 in Short Stories

Andrew Vachss uses storytelling to teach, to protect, and to make the world a better place. Today,we celebrate the publication of his new novel, The Weight, with part two of his original story “As the Crow Flies,” continued from yesterday. 7. I knew who he was. Just like I knew Alfred Hitchcock hadn’t been his […]