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Death Is For Amateurs

Nicotine’s tarry welcome slipped down my throat and made the world a better place.  Briefly.  I needed it.  I breathed fast and tried to calm my nerves.  632 more words

Creative Writing

Homer vs. Hammet: Part One, Chapter One

Once Richard Stark had found a character to fit his tense, dynamic setting, he set about describing that character with blunt economy.  Stark details Parker’s physical appearance with two brief paragraphs: 589 more words


The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese Falcon was published in 1929, twelve years before Humphrey Bogart played Sam Spade. In the book, Spade and Brigid O’Shaughnessy have sex, Spade has blond hair and Casper Gutman (the fat man) has a daughter. 92 more words