Sunday, August 13, 2017

Twenty-five

I completed and submitted my twenty-fifth short story of the year this evening. This one's a 4,100-word bit of crime fiction I started March 7.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Twenty-four

I finished and submitted my twenty-fourth short story io the year this evening. This one's a 4,900-word bit of crime fiction I started July 17.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Reviewed: "Smoked"

Robert Lopresti reviewed "Smoked," my contribution to Noir at the Salad Bar, at Little Big Crimes, and sums it up:
"The story takes place in modern Texas but it has the feeling of an old-fashioned Western, with the bad guys getting closer and the townsfolk having to decide where they stand. A good story."
Read the entire review here.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Twenty-three

I completed and submitted my twenty-third short story of the year this morning. This one's a 3,800-word bit of holiday crime fiction.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

"Little Spring" Reviewed

I just stumbled across Ben Macnair's Booklore review of Haunted (BooHoo Books), an anthology published in 2014 that contains my story "Little Spring." He had this to say about my story:
Michael Bracken’s Little Spring is a love story that crosses the widest divide of all. Set in America, it follows love-lorn Shelby Paulson, who finds her perfect home and lover after her marriage ends. Unfortunately her new partner is already late.
And he closes the review with this assesment of the collection:
This is a fine collection of stories by a cast of talented writers, and although there is nothing really horrific in the book, the stories can certainly set an atmosphere.
Read the entire review here.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Twenty-two

I completed and submitted my twenty-second short story of the year this evening. This one's a 5,300-word bit of crime fiction.