Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Twist of Noir

I am thrilled to have a new story up at "A Twist of Noir," Christopher Grant's terrific site for noir stories. Last August, Christopher offered a "600 to 700" challenge: to write a story to correspond with a specific word count between 600 and 700 words (story 600 would have 600 words, story 601 would have 601 words, etc.). I immediately got to work on my story ~ which I had started as a 250 word story for a "String of Ten" contest at Flash Fiction Chronicles a year ago. It placed as a finalist, but the story was never posted; it is only mentioned by title and my name. I transformed the story from the original, and I worked on it for months to prepare it for A Twist of Noir.

My story, "Heat of Passion" is #661 and was posted Monday ~ a nice Valentine's Day gift! I am thrilled and honored to have a story posted alongside such talented writers whose work graces A Twist of Noir. I'm grateful to Christopher for this opportunity.

Last April, my story, "Victims of the Night," which won a Flash Fiction Award from the Public Safety Writers Association in June 2010, was posted on A Twist of Noir.

Stop by if you have a chance ~ I'd love to hear your thoughts.

You may want to check out Porter Wagoner's song, "The Cold Hard Facts of Life," before you venture over; I included it in my story, and I was shocked the first time I listened to it.


  1. The songs works great with the story.

  2. Congratulations, Kathleen! That was a good one - nasty, but good. :)

  3. Thanks, Paul, Charles, and Madeline ~ you are all so wonderful to take the time to read my story and comment. I am grateful for your support!