Monday, November 30, 2009

Code Adam

By Steve Weddle

You just don't have the kind of day I was having and not kill someone.

Available as part of the Discount Noir collection here

20 comments:

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

Excellent story, Steve. Wild stuff...love all of your details and descriptions. "...last year's robot dogs..." "...falling like the store's everyday prices." Nice ending (no pun intended).

danielboshea said...

Nice -- ham off the roof. Be thinking about that for a while.

Bryon said...

In the toy aisle? really? That's awesome. Well done.

pattinase (abbott) said...

God, this had my heart pounding. Great details. Good story!

Dana King said...

The turnaround--crook doing a good deed while working as a crook--works perfectly. The little details of the store and the crowd's herd mentality well well described and served the story well.

Great job.,

John McFetridge said...

Now I wanna know what happens at that meeting in New York.

John D said...

Nothing punctuates an unequivocal statement like a baseball bat. Nice story.

Eric Beetner said...

Damn. "A Christmas ham off a roof." Outstanding!

Alan Griffiths said...

Great story, Steve - full of pace and tension. Very well done.

Keith Rawson said...

Weddle, somebody better buy your damn book and they need to buy it soon. You've got some serious skills going on, Great story!

Evan Lewis said...

Love it. Nothing like baseball to teach a kid lessons about life.

Jay Stringer said...

each time you writer something new your timing and descriptions are getting better and better. This is tight and fast, the perfect story.

Paul D. Brazill said...

A real rush. Smashing story.

Steve Weddle said...

Thanks for all the kind words.

I had a great time writing this one and an even better day/night reading what everyone else did. Some great talent out there. Found another 14 or so blogs to add to my breakfast reading. Looks like I'll be working through a second bowl of bran flakes each morning.

Anyway, thanks a bunch for stopping by and taking the trouble to comment. Glad you enjoyed the story. There's another Oscar story coming out in January. And the story that takes place just before this one, when Oscar is on his way to Chicago, is being published in February. Probably more than you wanted to know, but there ya go. Thanks, again.

Gerald So said...

I especially liked your fight choreography. Dramatic finale, too.

sandra seamans said...

Wow! This is fantastic and all the details, so perfect.

David Cranmer said...

Excellent, excellent reading. I slumped down after a hard day and thoroughly enjoyed these flashes of brilliance. Please stop by BEAT to a PULP sometime and drop a story. Actually, one of you have and I'm proud to say I will be publishing it this coming February.

Once again, kudos on the writing.

John Weagly said...

Good job!

Toni McGee Causey said...

Loved this, Steve. Visceral, real, stunning imagery. Great tension and pacing!

Cormac Brown said...

Nice, and all that without steroids. The Babe would be proud.