Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. ~Johann von Goethe #quote @quotlr
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I have been writing flash and micro fiction like mad over the past few days. I have sent off at least three new stories for publication this week and 2-3 older stories to be reprinted.
The new stories are centered in horror: “Dirty Phoenix Rising”, “River of Lost Souls”, and “Twizzler”.
I need to get back to my novel, but I have had a sudden passion for flash.
My novelette, Click, is available on Kindle and in paperback.
For either version, go to my Amazon author’s page: Amazon.com/author/philslattery.
Frank Martinez, a policeman with the Corpus Christi Police Department, has unintentionally shot and killed an unarmed man when called to intercede in a domestic violence case. To recover from the guilt while the incident is under investigation by the CCPD, Frank’s fiancée arranges for him to stay on a secluded island owned by her father’s former law partner. While dozing one night on a lounge chair in the yard, he awakes to find two hitmen slipping onto the island and breaking into the cabin. Are they after him? Are they after the cabin’s owner? Most importantly, how is he going to reach his pistol in his luggage in the bedroom?
Reader Charles Stacey gave “Click” five stars, calls it “A great suspenseful read and then a twist”, and comments: “Author has a wonderful ability to develop the characters using few words. Great foreshadowing to build suspense. And then a really outstanding twist at the end that left me smiling.”
An anonymous Amazon customer gave it five stars, called it “strong storytelling”, and commented, “This novelette is a quick and very entertaining read. It opened with a grabber (“Tell me again whey we have to kill this guy…”) and kept pulling me in from there. Frank Martinez is a cop trying to recover from a shooting incident in solitude on an island off the Texas gulf coast. T.J. and Benny are the bad guys. Their hunt and chase on the small island kept me in suspense. It ends with a surprise twist. Slattery proves here he is a good storyteller.”
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