The Crime & Cops Stories

I've been writing so much in my full-time role with the Beverly Hills Courier and I haven't updated the site in a while. A lot of new articles have been published that I have let slip by, so I'm planning to periodically list recent articles I've written by category or beat. Here are some crime and police stories I've written.

12-Word Story Reading – Funny Love Letter

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Sometimes it's all in the title. This 12-word story wouldn't be funny without the expectation set up by the title. "A Love Letter to Every Woman I Ever Slept With" - Dear Cheryl, I forgive you, even though you never apologized. Love, Glen

Falling Into a Beat – Environmental Reporting In Beverly Hills

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I’ve fallen into a bit of an environmental beat lately with the Beverly Hills Courier. I’m also writing a lot more for the paper, so for now I’m going to post every other week or so with links and snips from my latest stories.

Greystone Mansion – A Beverly Hills Landmark Reopens

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My latest article for The Beverly Hills Courier was published recently. Greystone Mansion is a landmark historic property in Beverly Hills. Caretakers of the estate were busy during pandemic and completed a bunch of restoration projects.

Short Story Reading “Luck & Retribution” by Carl Robinette

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Watch Carl Robinette read his flash fiction story “Luck & Retribution” which was originally published by Mystery Tribune. A man is marked for assassination but his advanced-stage cancer will kill him within days. The hitman hired to take out the dying man will have to decide whether to see his job through or let nature take its course.

Unemployed – New Flash Fiction in Mystery Tribune

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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.

Short Story Reading: Excerpt from “Nothing Doing”

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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.

Character Arc and New Flash Fiction: “Vertical Blind”

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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.