Daisy Belle Kicks Open the Cozy Mystery in “Happy to Help”
In her latest ill-advised adventure, Daisy Belle is hell bent on helping her friend Ray, whether he likes it or not. This story has a murderer, a stalker, exotic pastries and a car chase. Nothing Daisy can’t handle, and besides, she is always happy to help friend.
12-Word Story Reading – Funny Love Letter
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
Short Story Reading “Luck & Retribution” by Carl Robinette
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…
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…
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.
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…
Alienation and Interconnection – New Short Story in Every Day Fiction
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.
Carl Robinette’s 2020 Year in Review
The strangeness of 2020 is finally in the past and we are now living through the strangeness of 2021. See what Carl Robinette has been up to in 2020 and get some hints for what he has in store for 2021.
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.
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”