On a Crime Spree

Today, my flash fiction crime piece “Tweet Tweet, Little Twat” went live on Shotgun Honey. Drop by and give it a read, won’t you? It’s already receiving some good feedback.

I also placed a short story called “With This Bullet I Thee Wed” with a cool crime magazine. I don’t want to mention the name until I’ve got the particulars, but I’m excited about this one because the magazine has featured some of my favorite writers like Tom Piccirilli, Anthony Neil Smith, and Ray Banks.

“With This Bullet” was originally sold to an upcoming Evileye anthology, but as the book came together, the editor realized the straight crime feel of the story didn’t fit in with the rest of the pieces in the book. I sold them another short story instead, then submitted “With This Bullet” to its new home. I guess I did something right with it.

Then, of course, there’s the crime/thriller feel of Winter Kill and its upcoming sequel, Lie with the Dead. Sure, there’s a strong element of supernatural horror in the series, but I think of them as crime novels at heart. Does this mean I’ve given up on horror? Nah. I think horror and crime, especially noir, share a love for the dark side. Swap the monsters with teeth and claws for those with guns and knives and you’ve got the same story.

Anyway. Check out “Tweet Tweet, Little Twat” and let me know what you think!

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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