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Unemployed – New Flash Fiction in Mystery Tribune

It’s hard enough finding a good job, but keeping a bad job is no day at the cinema either. When there’s money missing and you’ve got a target on your back, it just might come down to fisticuffs with your boss. See what happens when the narrator of “Unemployed & On Probation” refuses to inform on his fellow employees. Continue reading Unemployed – New Flash Fiction in Mystery Tribune

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Short Story Reading: Excerpt from “Nothing Doing”

Watch me read an excerpt from my short story “Nothing Doing” which was published in the June 2020 issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine. Hard to believe it’s already been a year since this story came out. This is a great issue of the magazine with a lot of different types of mystery stories. Continue reading Short Story Reading: Excerpt from “Nothing Doing”

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Character Arc and New Flash Fiction: “Vertical Blind”

When police detectives show up at his door, the narrator of “Vertical Blind” realizes a fight he heard the previous night coming from a nearby alley was the sound of a woman screaming for her life, not the usual everyday drunks he is used to. He comes to find out what he heard had been a woman being murdered. Continue reading Character Arc and New Flash Fiction: “Vertical Blind”

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A Reading of “Bystander Boondoggle” Excerpt

Watch Carl Robinette read his short story “Bystander Boondoggle” which was recently published in Mystery Weekly Magazine’s November 2020 issue. This story has all the classic suspense tropes, except the protagonist has no interest in solving anything. He’s just a bystander waiting for things to get better. Continue reading A Reading of “Bystander Boondoggle” Excerpt

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Paranoia, Conspiracy, Thanksgiving – New Fiction in Mystery Weekly Magazine

The bystander is an often overlooked archetype in crime fiction. The exact opposite is true in Carl Robinette’s short story, “Bystander Boondoggle,” which was recently published in Mystery Weekly Magazine. Read and Excerpt from “Bystander Boondoggle” Continue reading Paranoia, Conspiracy, Thanksgiving – New Fiction in Mystery Weekly Magazine