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
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.
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.
Carl Robinette reports on a seismic retrofit of the tower at Beverly Hills City Hall. See photos of the original tower and Beverly Hills Civic Center architecture by Charles Moore.
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.
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.
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.
The question then becomes... How do writers connect with a population that is leaving the written word behind? I'm not sure I have the answer but this is the experiment. Watch the video for my poem "Slow Burned & Inked" on YouTube.
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.
Carl Robinette explores alienation in his latest flash fiction story, “The Night Crew,” which was recently published by Every Day Fiction. In this story the protagonist is attempting to rise out of his own deepening alienation from the world.