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Monday, November 18, 2013

The Gimlet

While recently reading Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, I was inspired to:
a)   try one of the Gimlet cocktails the characters kept slamming down, and;
b)  write a piece of short fiction, in the voice of Raymond Chandler.

I had a go at both, and present each here for you to enjoy.  Make the drink, then read the short story!  It didn't make the cut for my new collection Tales of the Dark (just sent to the printer's ~ due out in December), but may whet your appetite for my soon to be released book anyway.

Bon appetite!

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