A Visit From Mr. Spike by Jesse Lee

The young officer picked up a note written in green crayon off the kitchen table. He handed it to the detective.“Sir, looks like a page from the daughter’s diary, or something.”

The detective moved into a better light and read the words scrawled on the crumpled page…

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I’m Just A Guy by Liam Sweeny

People get the wrong idea about people like me; enforcers, that is. They think you owe money to a loan-shark, we break your legs with a baseball-bat, crush your hands in vice grips. That looks good in movies, sure. But it’s bad business.

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Arequipa by Mike Gibson

A destination wedding turned out to be a great idea, it certainly kept the riffraff away. Only Maribell’s parents, her closest friends and Feldman’s best man, Terrence, were in attendance. Feldman’s parents had both passed away when he was very young, leaving him to be raised by his grandmother, Mildred. As far as Maribell was concerned she did a fantastic job. Feldman was a perfect gentleman.

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I Didn’t Say That, Did I?: Oscar, she’s breaking up!

It’s the crime writing awards season, it seems. So here’s a quick mention of some that are relevant to Pulp Metal Magazine.

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Pony Trip – Equus 1

By Richard Godwin


He was cradling the broken pony in his child’s hands.

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WWB #7 Of Croc Britches, Ogre Trolls and Supermassive Black Holes

A lime fairy tickled Viper’s nostrils with her feet. She stretched across his cheek and tugged out his ear hairs one by Continue reading WWB #7 Of Croc Britches, Ogre Trolls and Supermassive Black Holes

Woman Seeking Men by Copper Smith

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KICK HEAD KIMBERLY by Walter Conley

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Candy craved live music. The places where she used to dance never had

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DEATH AND JELLY JARS by Sandra Seaman

Ahh, there you are. Just in time. Mrs. Kaine’s hand has gone lax and the glass is slipping from her grasp. I love to watch Continue reading DEATH AND JELLY JARS by Sandra Seaman

Greener by Heath Lowrance

Serg came over from, I dunno, Russia or some Eastern European place with a name you can’t pronounce. He came over Continue reading Greener by Heath Lowrance