Guy With A Barbed Wire Tattoo by Chris Rhatigan
8:55 PM | Author: Paul Mullin
Guy With A Barbed Wire Tattoo by Chris Rhatigan

Cobra left the club shitfaced, pissed off and, unbelievably, sans pussy.

And some bum had broken into his Civic.

“What the fuck is this?”

Bum turned, fists flush with coins. Cobra crushed his skull with the car door.

Now to get rid of the body… Fuck it. Just a bum.




Chris Rhatigan is the co-editor, along with Nigel Bird, of the crime anthology, Pulp Ink by Needle Publishing. He talks short fiction at Death by Killing.
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9 comments:

On 9/25/11, 4:45 AM , Paul D. Brazill said...

Nice and lean and harboiled!

 
On 9/25/11, 6:07 AM , Julie Lewthwaite said...

Lovely stuff - nice work!

 
On 9/25/11, 12:28 PM , Richard Godwin said...

Excellent stuff. I thought sans pussy was an aftershave.

 
On 9/25/11, 3:17 PM , Chris Rhatigan said...

Thanks folks!

That's hilarious Richard. I think I'll patent that product. Not sure who the market will be though...

 
On 9/25/11, 3:35 PM , courtmerrigan said...

Tough and the job done in 50. Nice work.

 
On 9/25/11, 5:13 PM , Andrew J. Stone said...

Perfect title...

 
On 9/25/11, 6:34 PM , Sean Patrick Reardon said...

About as good and lean as you can get it in 50 words

 
On 9/26/11, 12:11 PM , Christopher Grant said...

Who says you can't tell a great, hardboiled tale in fifty words? Excellent stuff, Chris.

 
On 9/27/11, 2:18 PM , blackwatertown said...

Very good. Tough.