Cameron O’Toole took another shot of golden brown Irish whisky. He was down and out, slumming it in a bar down the sleazy end of town, and he was lower than the hem of a fifties Catholic novice’s habit. He rolled the highball glass watching the light, from the half-dozen bulbs that lit the back … Continue reading For Fun challenge from a buddy: Purple prose, noir detective, “Australianise it”, Beginnings
Mayberry Schultz had carefully built a reputation as the best vet in this small town situated on the Hume Highway. He was a question mark of a man; so stooped in the back he curved distinctly forward from the waist, while his thin legs with their shuffling gait seemed to be perpendicular to his path. … Continue reading Cats Experiment
I wonder if anyone noticed the technical error in the last two weeks' story. Paragraph three of Part One of Wrong Side of the River contained some technical errors. My edited version of the paragraph better suits the explanation of the effect of a shotgun pellet(rather than a bullet) fired from a 12 gauge-- that … Continue reading An explanation of a mistake.
Michael had been in and out of town three times in the last three hours, and he wasn’t sure how or when he would get back to a telephone, let alone have anything, besides a drink of water. Just then he looked up to see two guys in suits exciting a green Holden sedan. One … Continue reading Wrong Side of the River:Part Two
For days during his last case before the holidays, Beverley Louise Connelly’s husband Michael had said a bullet would have been the best thing for the accused. The case had dragged on and on, ending with a conviction on only one charge. A strong case from the defence saw two of three charges dropped against … Continue reading The Wrong Side of the River:Part One