Flash Fiction

Objection, Your Honor

Murderers are my favorite criminals to defend, and the guiltier they are, the better I like it. Unlike armed robbers, heroin dealers and pedophiles, a murderer usually commits one crime, once in his life, and then goes back to being a bus driver or pharmacist or city alderman. Gunfighter Clay Allison said Read more…

By Kay Bolden, ago
Flash Fiction

Up, Up and Away

I finished writing my novel sitting on a barstool at LaGuardia, with two empty Heinekens and a shot of Jack in front of me. The morning sun was still weak and hazy and so was I. My laptop was dead, the power cord lost at O’Hare many days ago, and I Read more…

By Kay Bolden, ago
Flash Fiction

Sweet Little Lies

It’s always a mistake to let the politicians come in before the entree. Before cocktails even. As if these dinner parties weren’t bad enough. I slid over on the long, lumpy settee, swallowed down my irritation and let him sit next to me. Senator Buck Martino in the flesh. Not as much Read more…

By Kay Bolden, ago
Flash Fiction

Bloodlust

A man is not so hard to kill as you might think. You hear tales of soldiers and warriors, marching through blood-soaked mud, bleeding into their boots, their weapons at the ready. You read histories of wild savages and untamed horses, and men so bold as to claim the wilderness Read more…

By Kay Bolden, ago
Flash Fiction

Flashbacks

My Aunt Beulah served cocktails at the American Legion from 3 to midnight. When I was 7 or 8 years old, I would sit there with her in the afternoon, until my mother got off from work. In the daytime, the Legion was mostly empty. A few guys, the regulars, Read more…

By Kay Bolden, ago
Flash Fiction

Sex and the Seasoned Woman

Here’s the thing about New Orleans: when you get here, you can be somebody else. Somebody totally different from the you you have to be in Cincinnati or Tampa or Des Moines. Somebody who doesn’t care if you left your make-up at home, or lost your panties in the cab. You can dance, Read more…

By Kay Bolden, ago
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