Six Noir Short Stories by J. David Core
With a profound interest in religion, liberal politics and humor, Dave began writing in High School and has not given up on it since. His first professional writing jobs came while attending the Art Institute of Pittsburgh when he was hired to create political cartoons for the Pitt News & to write humor pieces for Smile Magazine.
Dave has worked in the newspaper industry as a photographer, in the online publishing industry as a weekly contributor to Streetmail.com, and was a contributing writer to the Buzz On series of informational books and to the Western online anthology, Elbow Creek. Dave’s science fiction novel, Synthetic Blood and Mixed Emotions, is available from writewordsinc.com. Dave currently resides in his childhood home in Toronto, OH with his beautiful girlfriend and his teenage daughter.
He enjoys participating in local community events & visiting with his two adult children and his grandkids. He is the author of the Lupa Schwartz series of mystery novels. Find out more about his books or sign up for his email list by visiting tinyurl.com/lupalanding
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Two men find themselves at a standoff during a shootout on a residential inner-city street. Narrated by one of the shooters, the story follows his train of thought as he tries to survive the gunplay without harming any innocent standers-by.
Sometimes fitting in to a high school clique can be a big pain. Other times, it can be worse. The best laid plans of mice and high school kids oft times go awry. Sometimes with deadly results.
When you grab the wife of a small-time construction company owner, make sure he's not from the family; and while your at it, make sure he isn't smarter than you are. Natalie's husband isn't exactly Michael Corleone, but he has a connection or two he can call on in a pinch.
When a new guy in town recognizes the cocktail waitress from his past it feels like old times. At least until he remembers that she owes him $40, and he decides to collect on the debt ... no matter who interferes.
Some days you just can’t get rid of a body. When a plan to steal a night deposit on Halloween night goes bad, Tommy, a would-be thief, winds up dead. So now what?
When their son, Tanner, kidnaps the mother of a man he is trying to put the squeeze on, the kidnap victim's son retaliates by taking Tanner's parents in a Mexican standoff. Only problem is, Tanner couldn't care less what happens to his parents. I guess they'll just have to find something he does care about.
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