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The gun dealer told Nick McCoy the Colt Detective Special he was buying weighed only 21 ounces, but wedged into Nick's waistband, it might as well have been 50 pounds.


McCoy had wiped the pistol down with a dry cloth after cleaning and oiling it but it still had a glassy sheen and seemed to slide greasily between his fingers. As he walked through the door of Louie's Tavern, he had a nightmare vision of pulling the snub-nosed revolver, pointing it in the bartender's face and having it slip from his hand and clatter on the floor.

Closing Time by William E. Wallace

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2017

The Sun in Dust ..... Jen Conley

I Love a Sunburnt Country ..... Kieran Shea

Creepy ..... Alec Cizak

2016

Labor Pains ..... Scott Adlerberg

Christmas in the Lone Star State (Chapter 1) ..... Jason Manning

Stalker ..... Ed Gorman

The Key Man ..... Jon McGoran

Back Then Our Monsters Were Real ..... Gary Dobbs

A Well-Ordered Life? ..... George R. Johnson

Neighbors ..... Mel Odom

YOLO ..... Libby Cudmore

The Larcenists ..... Kieran Shea

Nature of the Beast ..... Paul D. Marks

Town Pride ..... Dave Zeltserman

2015

Fundamental Breach ..... William E. Wallace

Labor Day ..... Danny Gardner

Little Troubles ..... Steve Weddle

The Best of Friends ..... Les Edgerton

Me and Creature ..... David Cranmer

Sick in the Head ..... David Barber

Stray Bullet ..... Jerry Bloomfield

The Hand That Feeds ..... CT McNeely

Last Exit ..... Chris Leek

The Hard Side of Heartbreak ..... Wayne D. Dundee

The Ralph's on Third and Vermont ..... Alec Cizak

2014

Night Sweats ..... Garnett Elliott

The Angel Deeb ..... Patti Abbott

Mexican Standoff, Plus One ..... Marie S. Crosswell

Them and Us ..... Glenn Gray

The Debutante Ball ..... Clare Toohey

The July Rebellion ..... Kate Lincoln

The Shift Change ..... Kieran Shea

The Long Drop ..... Jake Hinkson

Three Poems ..... Keith Rawson

The Angry Guns ..... Jason Duke

An Open Door ..... Chris F. Holm

Dust to Dust ..... Terrie Farley Moran

Miracle on 191st Street ..... Steve Romagnoli

The Pastor's Boy ..... Jay Nunnery

No Hard Feelings ..... Alec Cizak

Murder by the Book ..... Cathi Stoler

Hyperacusis ..... J. M. Landon

Tongue Wagging ..... Natasha Leullier

Partners in Crime ..... Andy Henion

Uncertain ..... Jim Wilsky

Morgantown Massacre ..... Fred Blosser and Bill Davis

Para Bellum ..... Kieran Shea

A Professional Job ..... Walter Tyrer

Another Round for Bukowski ..... Gerald So, Kyle J. Knapp, Adrian Manning

Final Encore ..... Bracken MacLeod

Class Reunion ..... Robb White

Cop ..... Gerald So

Beyond the Sea ..... Chris Irvin

Life of Salvage ..... Frank Bill

2013

Circling ..... Jen Conley

A Day on the River, A Night in the Mountains ..... Dyer Wilk

Everybody Knows About a Broken Heart ..... Kent Gowran

The Speed Date ..... Kieran Shea

The Shadow Line ..... Charles Ardai

The Power Behind the Name ..... Scott D. Parker

The Heist ..... Fred Zackel

Fair Warning ..... Hilary Davidson

Three Poems ..... Kyle J. Knapp

Stringtown Road ..... Richard Prosch

Verbal Warning ..... Stephen D. Rogers

The Last Sitcom ..... Lawrence Maddox

Three Poems ..... Charles A. Gramlich

Off The Deep End ..... Benoît Lelièvre

Yesterday ..... Aaron Warner

The Follow-Through ..... Chris F. Holm

Hollow ..... Neliza Drew

The Cinderella Myth ..... Sandra Seamans

Bobby Wycoff Is Dead ..... Terrie Farley Moran

The Big Lug ..... Patti Abbott

Bid Time Return ..... Nik Morton

Grappling ..... Matthew C. Funk

The Blow Jobs ..... Josh Stallings

Howling ..... Jen Conley

Hand Offs ..... Keith Rawson

Dirty Laundry ..... Todd Robinson

Yusan ..... Jim Wilsky

Rum Runners ..... Jerry Bloomfield

City Tow ..... Tom Pitts

No Cowboys ..... Kieran Shea

Eye Spy ..... Charles A. Gramlich

Tin Gods ..... Trey R. Barker

Just One Moment ..... Erik Arneson

Three Poems ..... Gerald So

One Ashore in Singapore ..... Andrew Nette

2012

The True Story of Boy Kaleen ..... Patti Abbott

Watch Him Die! ..... Charles Boeckman

Mr. Brightside ..... C. J. Edwards

Loose Ends ..... Garnett Elliott

Turnspit Blues (a Charlie Byrne grind) ..... Kieran Shea

Back to the Boke ..... Joseph D'Agnese

With the Lights Out ..... Peter Swanson

The Partner ..... John Geraci

Keil und Kessel ..... Stephen D. Rogers

Too Many Crocketts ..... Evan Lewis

Half-Breed ..... Ron Scheer

Blood Kin ..... Richard Prosch

The Step Away (a Charlie Byrne grind) ..... Kieran Shea

Fourth Time Lucky for Mickey Loew ..... Jay Stringer

Take Your Son To Work Day ..... Jerry Bloomfield

Family Secrets ..... Eric Beetner

How to Stay Ahead ..... Patti Abbott

Tough to Quit ..... Fred Zackel

Money Never Sleeps (a Nick Donahue adventure) ..... Cathi Stoler

Kiss It Goodbye ..... Anita Page

Hard Time ..... Tom Roberts

Day of Reckoning ..... Matthew Pizzolato

The Other Guy ..... Daniel Moses Luft

Fist Bump ..... David Moss

Two Doc Hollidays ..... Jason Stuart

Peconic Nightmares ..... R. Thomas Brown

Third Wheel ..... Ed Kurtz

Cannibals ..... Jen Conley

Sinking in the Sea of Love ..... John Kenyon

House Warming, or a Gentleman Prefers Blondes ..... Keith Rawson

Eyes Open ..... Patricia Abbott

Slick Texas Money ..... Frank Wheeler Jr.

Dyer ..... Richard Thomas

Friction Ridge ..... David James Keaton

2011

The Stain Carrier ..... Sophie Littlefield

Into the Green Beyond ..... Sandra Seamans

Papercut Pete's Blood-Stained MacGuffin ..... Cameron Ashley

Stalker ..... Ed Gorman

In the Hard Nowhere ..... Chris Rhatigan

A Rip Through Time: Darkling in the Eternal Space ..... Chad Eagleton

Free Mercury ..... Jodi MacArthur

Intervention ..... William Dylan Powell

Through the Rainbow Wind ..... Sandra Seamans

Diver Down ..... Mark Boss

Angel Bitch ..... David King

Scion of the Evening Star ..... Garnett Elliott

Silas' Good Run ..... Matthew C. Funk

The Lion's Share ..... Kieran Shea

Gone Missing ..... Nik Morton

After the Big Noise (Chapter 1) ..... Ed Lynskey

Full Bloom ..... Nolan Knight

If You Only Knew ..... John Stickney

A Rip Through Time: Chaos in the Stream ..... Garnett Elliott

A Glutton for Punishment ..... Thomas Pluck

Bigorexia ..... Glenn Gray

Enter the Red Door ..... Sandra Seamans

The Other Man ..... Hilary Davidson

Junkie Geek ..... Jochem Vandersteen

I See Black Light ..... Chad Rohrbacher

The Man in the Alligator Shoes ..... Chris F. Holm

A Peril in Trophies ..... Mike Phillips

LoVINg the Alien ..... Paul D. Brazill

Katy Too ..... Alec Cizak

Nobody's Listening ..... Linda Schenck

Down, Down, Down, Burns, Burns, Burns ..... Jedidiah Ayres

Ghost ..... Keith Snyder

Two Poems ..... Gerald So

You Keyed My Car ..... Fred Zackel

The Monster and the Mob ..... James Valvis

For Keepsies ..... Terrie Farley Moran

Fatal Flaw (a Nick Donahue adventure) ..... Cathi Stoler

Oedipus Shrugged ..... Copper Smith

Big Cat ..... Jim Wilsky

Old Wives' Tales ..... Dave Zeltserman

Rent Me ..... Cindy Rosmus

A Different Kind of Blue ..... Michael A. Gonzales

The Death Fantastique ..... John Hornor Jacobs

Line Rider ..... Chuck Tyrell

Mercy Street ..... Richard Godwin

Massacre Canyon (a Joe Hannibal story) ..... Wayne D. Dundee

A Rip Through Time: Battles, Broadswords, and Bad Girls ..... Charles A. Gramlich

Serenity ..... Brad Parks

2010

The Quick ... and The Dead ..... Bill Crider

Believe ..... Lina Zeldovich

By the Dim and Flaring Lamps ..... Ian Ayris

Don't Drink and Drive ..... Nik Morton

Taking a Line for a Walk ..... Nigel Bird

Pretending ..... Richard Prosch

First Man Falling ..... Garnett Elliott

The Takedown Heart (a Charlie Byrne grind) ..... Kieran Shea

Outback Gothic ..... Chap O'Keefe

Pillow Talk ..... Jodi MacArthur

Squish You, Babe ..... Fred Zackel

Broken Down on the Bonneville Flats ..... Jack Bates

Life on the Mesa ..... Keith Rawson

The King of Mardi Gras ..... Anthony Neil Smith

Icarus of the Cliffs ..... Katharine A. Russell

The Sweetest Kind of Chaos ..... Copper Smith

The Wanted Man ..... Matthew Pizzolato

A Rip through Time: The Dame, the Doctor, and the Device ..... Chris F. Holm

Gunpoint ..... Fred Blosser

The Worms of Terpsichore ..... Garnett Elliott

New Boyfriend ..... William Blick

Dress To Die ..... Elizabeth Zelvin

Someone to Watch Over Me ..... Matthew P. Mayo

The Little Boy Inside ..... Glenn Gray

Tool of the Trade ..... Jack Getze

King ..... Dave Zeltserman

The Path to Brighton ..... David Pilling

The Mercy of Jean Lafitte ..... Evan Lewis

At the Café Sabarsky ..... Patricia Abbott

One Good Turn ..... Ryle Smith

Collision ..... David King

Miles to Go ..... Edward A. Grainger

I Paid the Whore ..... Michael Hemmingson

Fashionably Late ..... Rekha Ambardar

Oyster Point ..... Eirik Gumeny

Apache Fog (a Joe Hannibal story) ..... Wayne D. Dundee

Contact Shots Are Bad Like That ..... Derek Kelly

Doggy Day Care ..... Richard Prosch

The Show Must Go On ..... Mark Robinson

Fetish ..... Hilary Davidson

The Pickle ..... Chris La Tray

The Gimme ..... Alec Cizak

My Best Pal ..... Joshua Andra

The Redemption of Tom Chatham ..... Garnett Elliott

Cinderella After Midnight ..... Fred Zackel

Coercion ..... Mark Boss

HBT ..... Nik Morton

Angel of Mercy ..... David Price

Waking Up from the Big Sleep ..... Paul Newman

The Killing on Sutter Street ..... Paul S. Powers

Twelve-gauge Ticket to Hell ..... Thomas Faughnan

Missed Flight ..... Steve Weddle

2009

Shut Up and Kill Me ..... Robert J. Randisi

Charlie and Stevie Do a Repo ..... Kieran Shea

Brotherly Love ..... J.E. Seymour

They Come from Above ..... Cormac Brown

Conjugal ..... Fred Snyder

Mortification ..... Sophie Littlefield

One Night Near Hangtown ..... James Reasoner

Hunter's Moon ..... Charles Gramlich

Another Carrot ..... David Fleming

The Year of the Dragon ..... Stephen D. Rogers

The Devil Wears Carhartt ..... Andy Henion

The Red Ruby Kill ..... Brian Drake

A Wild and Crazy Night ..... John Kenyon

Cedar Mountain ..... George Miller, Jr.

Insatiable ..... Hilary Davidson

Midnight Showdown ..... Sandra Seamans

Hit Women (a Bo Fexler short story) ..... Clair Dickson

Diseases from Loving ..... Alec Cizak

I Celebrate Myself ..... Nik Morton

Esther Meaney ..... Patricia Abbott

Marmalade ..... Keith Rawson

Kissy-Face ..... Cindy Rosmus

Nothing You Can Do ..... Jason Hunt

Artifacts ..... Gerald So

The Devil's Right Hand ..... Jack Martin

Y Not ..... Travis Erwin

The Tut ..... Paul D. Brazill

Six Bullets for John Carter ..... Chad Eagleton

Maintenance ..... Kieran Shea

Vengeance on the 18th ..... David Cranmer

Oral Eruptions ..... John Weagly

Spend It Now, Pay Later ..... Nik Morton

The Hard Sell ..... Jay Stringer

You Don't Get Three Mistakes ..... Scott D. Parker

The Need ..... Frank Bill

Tweakers ..... Frank Bill

Maker's and Coke ..... Jake Hinkson

Preferred Customer ..... Mike Sheeter

No Hands ..... Albert Tucher

In an English Country Garden ..... Ray Foster

Identity Theft ..... Robert Weibezahl

A Stash of Goods ..... Barbara E. Martin

The Unreal Jesse James ..... Chap O'Keefe

No Blood, No Foul (Chapter 1) ..... Bill Raetz

The Toll Collectors ..... Chris F. Holm

Caveat Venditor, Caveat Emptor ..... Todd Robinson

Pajama Party ..... Stephen D. Rogers

Brothel Justice ..... Sandra Seamans

Whiskey, Guns, and Sin ..... Charles Gramlich

Backing the Stakes ..... Kieran Shea

A Man Called Masters ..... Jack Martin

2008

Disimpaction ..... Glenn Gray

Instrument of Their Desire ..... Patricia Abbott

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