Monday, June 22, 2020

New military-noir piece "Church of War" on crime-fiction site Shotgun Honey.

It's a thrill to get a piece accepted to a venue you're already a big fan of. Shotgun Honey has been a prominent flash-noir leader for years now - their authors are legion and I'm grateful to be one of among them.
My piece "Church of War" brings the battlefield home, but bare-fisted. It was partly inspired by my time working for Mil-Tree, a non-profit in Joshua Tree that aims to heal the wounds of war. Needless to say, nothing even remotely close to what happens in my story happened at my time there. I was fortunate enough to meet some of the nicest, well-adjusted guys and gals there whose battle tales were the last thing on their minds when wanting to chop it up with me. You might consider the main character Bradley Miller as a fever dream of my sub-conscience, who might have felt unworthy in their presence as I got to hear their everyday stories of integrity/humility. 

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