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Short Story: The Confession

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29 June 2015 • Mystery, Stories

They gathered in the library, the place where it had happened. Last Friday, Tony Pagliano, the gym teacher at St. Ann’s Elementary, had been found dead among the dusty volumes in the very room where they now sat fidgeting. In The Confession, a phys ed teacher at an elementary school has been murdered. The suspects… Read More ›

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Inkitt’s Fated Paradox Contest

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Mystery and thriller writers looking for a outlet for their stories have a new opportunity and a chance to win a contest for their writing. Inkitt, the dynamic community for writers and readers, have launched Fated Paradox, a contest for mystery and thriller authors. The theme is all about “tales of gripping suspense.” Think you… Read More ›

Mystery »

Short Story: The Confession

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They gathered in the library, the place where it had happened. Last Friday, Tony Pagliano, the gym teacher at St. Ann’s Elementary, had been found dead among the dusty volumes in the very room where they now sat fidgeting. In The Confession, a phys ed teacher at an elementary school has been murdered. The suspects… Read More ›

Martinis »

Friday Cocktail Original

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Will you test the sting of this Friday cocktail original, the Blue Wasp? One night, I discovered a wasp–a blue wasp–in my house flying about.  Strangely, this occurrence inspired an idea: an attempt to make a cocktail replicating the black-blue-green appearance of said wasp with a little bite or should I say sting?  I considered… Read More ›

Fantasy »

Live Read: That Thing at the Zoo

(0) That Thing at the Zoo

Today, The Poisoned Martini is reading James R. Tuck’s novella, That Thing at the Zoo. Monster slayer Deacon Chalk faces an unknown assailant or “whatever is leaving the Atlanta Zoo’s most dangerous predators bloodless, skinned, and hanging high in treetops.”  Now with the zoo in lockdown, Deacon and a handful of zoo staffers must survive… Read More ›

Stories »

Deleted Scenes

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You’ve seen them.  Check out a DVD (or Blu-ray) film or TV series and more likely than not, there’s a deleted scene(s), commentaries by the director or cast, behind-the-scenes featurette(s) and more.  Why aren’t there such extra features in books? After writers pen their novel (or short story), revisions and edits may more often than… Read More ›

Writing »

Writing Challenge 42

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It’s time for a Writing Challenge! Each month, The Poisoned Martini presents a photo to spark your creativity.  Such images, because of their visual nature, vividly speak to writers and spark ideas for writing.  View the image below and write a scene, a short story, a chapter, a novella, or maybe even a novel.  Consider… Read More ›

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