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Two Sentence Tuesday

We made a swing by Goodwill this afternoon and, in anxiety over my rapidly shortening To Read list, I picked up a handful of new books. First among them is John Burdett’s Bangkok Haunts, a modern hard-boiled kind of thing where our hero is a Buddhist cop in Thailand trying to figure out the source of a gruesome snuff film. The first two sentences of that novel:

Few crimes make us fear for the evolution of our species. I am watching one right now.

Seriously, that’s a helluva start. Crooked, the noir e-zine, just decided they want to put my story “Trooper” in the next issue. Two sentences from that story:

The chop shop had torn out the radio. The wind was our music, and there was no changing the station.

I put the finishing touches on that story in a burst last Spring, but I was never sure if the ending played or not. Glad to see the guys at Crooked think it does.

Other Two Sentence Tuesdays:

Women of Mystery has a couple of racy Italian romance sentences.
Barbara Martin has a short passage from a dark fantasy manuscript.


About Justin Jacoby Smith

I’m Justin Jacoby Smith. Some people call me “hoosteen.” I live just outside Washington, DC. I like punk rock & country songs. I’m a data monkey. I Occupy DC, because a better world is possible. I’m a cohost & contributor for Voices of the 99%. I’ve served on the editorial board of the DC Mic Check. I briefly developed digital strategy for The Parley. I write poems. Sometimes I get published. Dig it.

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