Crime writer Jack Bates has a poem at The 5-2 entitled “Suspect Has a History,” inspired by long nights listening to his police scanner. Gerald So, Alison Dasho and I recorded a reading of the poem. I play the cop. I didn’t have a donut to eat while recording it, but I did my best. It’s a fine poem that captures the sense of futility first responders feel when dealing with folks who just seem to have it in for themselves.
I neglected to share the purchase link for GRIFT #1, John Kenyon’s new quarterly which includes my short story “Six Feet Under God.”
Here’s where you get Grift #1
It’s now 15% off. Grab it and a couple copies of Needle Magazine, and the Off the Record Anthology by Luca Veste, which contains my story “Freedom Bird” that broke some hearts and made grown men cry.
It has stories and articles by Lawrence Block, Ken Bruen, Ray Banks, Scott Phillips, Matthew C. Funk, Chris F. Holm, Keith Rawson, Court Merrigan, Alec Cizak, Todd Robinson, Craig McDonald, Jack Bates, and a little plucky plucker named Thomas Pluck.