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2 April 2015: “Queen of Hearts,” by Robert White

Sometimes it’s not better to have loved and lost …  QUEEN OF HEARTS By Robert White The bar lighting was perfect for her. Not that she had aged much in the three years I was away, but it hid the … Continue reading

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25 March 2015: “Last Rites” by Chad Klegseth

Grab the bull, sometimes you get the horns … Chad Klegseth makes his noir debut. LAST RITES By Chad Klegseth Dennis had dozed off, thinking about his daughter Rose, when one of the torpedoes tapped on his window lightly. “He’s … Continue reading

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6 March 2015: “The Would-Be Bride,” by Howard Brown

Tennessee’s Howard Brown puts new meaning into the phrase, “Use it or lose it” … THE WOULD-BE BRIDE By Howard Brown She was a very large girl. Not fat or ugly, just big. Big, as in Clydesdale or Mastiff, and … Continue reading

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20 November 2014: “Porter’s Death” by Samantha Biggers

You know that saying, “I never saw that coming …”  Well, Porter saw it coming. And couldn’t do a damn thing about it. North Carolina’s Samantha Biggers crafts a tense tale of what happens when the jig is up. PORTER’S … Continue reading

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18 August 2014: Support Southern noir filmmakers …

Meanwhile in Carolina, Durham filmmaker/novelist Eryk Pruitt is in production for his latest film and directorial debut, The Hoo Doo of Sweet Mama Rosa. In a small town in the Deep South, Old Poke Billet has been mowing yards for quite … Continue reading

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5 August 2014: OK, here’s the deal …

Apologies for the hiatus. We had to undergo some … relocation challenges of late, but PF is back in action. Which means we’re again ready to start reading submissions, especially now that summer is at its Deep South hottest. Check … Continue reading

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13 June 2014: “Back to Tall Pines” by Spencer Fleury

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we never get what we think we need. And sometimes, people get exactly what they deserve. Spencer Fleury reminds us of the difference with this hard-hitting little tale. BACK TO TALL PINES By … Continue reading

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