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This site grew out of a love for pulpy short fiction that used to dominate popular magazines in the mid-20th Century. As screenwriters, my partner and I have been tasked with adapting several of these for the big screen, including stories from Elmore Leonard and Richard Matheson and Donald Hamilton. Friends of ours have adapted Philip K. Dick and Isaac Asimov and Stephen King. I've also been listening to a great deal of classic radio, from The Shadow and Have Gun Will Travel to X Minus One and Suspense. I wanted to create a place where new popular short fiction could flourish, and Hollywood could have a new resource for cultivating great ideas. Not every story is a crime or science fiction story, but each is infinitely readable. I've commissioned some very talented authors to take a stab at the form, and look forward to publishing them here in the months ahead. Thanks...hope you enjoy.

Derek Haas

Editor, Popcorn Fiction