Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Raining Willie: a Story with no Moral

Sorry, folks, but I've had to delete this story after its being on-line for four years. It's going to be published in a book called Lone Star Noir, which I hope you'll read.

17 comments:

Hardluck Writer said...

Bill, very nice job with your story. I enjoyed it quite a bit. And I don't think you have to worry about another writer coming up with this idea.

JD Rhoades said...

Loved it. Pure redneck noir. My kinda story.

Guyot said...

Leave it to Bill to embarrass the rest of us.

This is simply excellent.

Sarah said...

What Guyot said. Bill, we should all grow up to be writers like you.

Duane Swierczynski said...

Wow, Bill. Not only did you make the best use of the police auction concept, but you gave us a rousin' redneck action movie in about 3,000 words. Outstanding. My favorite of the lot so far (and it's going to be hard to beat).

Bill said...

You guys are making me blush.

Gerald So said...

Great job weaving together the two stories of the ring.

Dave White said...

Wow, not only is it an AMAZING STORY (among my favs so far) but shit blew up too. Four stars.

Christin said...

i absolutely loved this story. dirty south indeed. flying arms! my husband was always pretty secretive about where my ring came from...maybe I don't wanna know?

Anonymous said...

haha I did enjoy that. It was strangely compelling.
Lee

Megan said...

"You had to be pretty well fucked up if you thought possums were watching you."

I dunno, they're nosy little bastards....

Loved the setting.

Barbara W. Klaser said...

I've bought a lot of used items, and always wondered about the stories behind them. Now I'm not so sure I want to know. Mesmerizing story.

Stuart MacBride said...

Who can resist dismembered arms? Well done Bill.

John R. said...

Very clever stuff, Bill.

And, basically, what they all said. Cool stuff.

Steven said...

Nicely done. I'm a slow reader so I'm making my way through the list a little at a time. It was nice to see a huge explosion and flying body parts. After reading four or five others, I was just asking myself "When am I going to see things explode?" Here's my answer.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Great work. Is this drawn from the family archives? I've heard about you Texicans.

Rochelle said...

What everyone said, Bill. Great story.