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

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.

Alienation and Interconnection – New Short Story in Every Day Fiction

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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.

A Reading of “Bystander Boondoggle” Excerpt

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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

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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”

Brass Knuckle Fiction in Mystery Weekly Magazine – “Nothing Doing”

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Daisy Belle is armed with nothing but brass knuckles and a misled sense of justice as she gets to the bottom of nothing. Hold on to your drink and watch Daisy bust open the criminal underbelly of her Southern California beach town as she leaves a trail of empty bottles in her wake.