Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Plots With Guns

It's finally going to happen. The next Plots with Guns is going to have a story of mine. The story is called "Padrino" which means Godfather in Spanish. You may know that Godparents are very important in Latino culture, not just a quaint ceremonial title. In any event, Ray Cruz, professional breaker of legs and collector of souls, has a goddaughter who could use some help. Of course, there's only one kind of help Ray knows how to give.

It turns out that i wrote one of my most successful stories, the first "Stoop the Thief" story some years ago after reading an issue of the first iteration of PWG. I got deep into the story until I figured out there was no gun in it and rewrote in order to fit the criteria and the plot twist worked, I think, quite well. A couple of days of polish, then I prepared to send out the story only to find PWG had gone out of business. Perhaps they had heard of my plans and decided to fold rather than read my stuff.

In any event, the story found a worthy home at CrimeSpree. Years later, I'm in like Flynn.


Blogger Terrie Farley Moran said...

In the writing world, patience is a double virtue!


August 24, 2010 8:59 AM  
Blogger Graham Powell said...

I really liked the Ray Cruz story in CrimeSpree, so I'm excited to read this one. And I hope you place the one you mentioned in your previous post.

I think I brought this up before, but you really seem to like making the bad guys be the central characters in your stories (i.e. Cruz, Viktor Petrenko). Ever think about doing a novel that way?

August 24, 2010 3:01 PM  

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