Life by the Knife: Sometimes the price of beauty is more than you care to give.
The Enigma Variation. Years ago, the working man would go down to his local male-dominated pub when he wanted a little recreation. White-collar workers began to favour Mens’ Clubs. This story tells of such a club and such a man, but it was not recreation he sought. It was his life. CrimeWithoutGrimeSeries
Singing with Jamie Joe is a little unusual. Is it a dramatized reading, a play, or even a mini-musical? While it may be one or none of those things, it most certainly is a tragedy.
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Wannarbee Bond uses her P.E. sign to best effect by being a Private Eye/Pest Exterminator. But sadly she doesn’t often achievethe intended outcome in either area. In fact, she rarely gets the bad guy, but happily, nearly always gets the girl.
We would love to hear if you liked this “Something Different” story, and there are many Wannarbee adventures ready to come your way. Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot … A Tyme to Die … Death by Fermentation, just to name a few. They were originally released in Bullet Rock N’Roll Noir magazine, which is sadly, now, long forgotten. But if you would like a print copy, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to send a copy.
Wannarbee stories follow the Mickey Spillane style of Pulp Fiction, which we acknowledge is not politically correct anymore. But as Mickey Spillane used to say, “there are more people buy peanuts than caviare.” So, grab your peanuts and sit back and enjoy a little old fashioned fun.
The Counting Game – Epilogue. Having met up with our ‘not-so-happily-married couples’ in the Prologue – we find developments. Who is to blame? The Epilogue is very different from the Prologue. Find out more.
The Carousel Club: It is the 1960s in Swinging London, a time of high fashion, rock music and fads. Unknown to their parents a couple of teenage girls are ‘out on the town’ looking for a little excitement. They get it – but it’s a little more than they wanted.
A lucky break is a story of today’s news. A lonely farmstead, a husband and wife with domestic issues. Then finally – a resolve. Yet it is just possible this is a slightly different story than first thought. It is also worth giving a little though at the end with a “Wotif”. See what you think. And please, let us know. We love to hear from folk who live in a far different landscape than that illustrated in our stories.
The #MeToo movement has changed how domestic relationships are viewed.
The black cat is a dark story. Two complex people have spent their lives together. We share a small part of it and ask ourselves – Has a crime been committed? If so, what? And by whom?
True, the scene is set a few decades back, and it is unlikely this story would unfold in today’s world. Or would it? Could it?
The photos is by Jose-Luis-Sanchez-Pereya on Unsplash.
Photo Finish: While we like to think there is a good deal of clever prose in this comedic black humor little podcast, the story goes far deeper than that, as you may observe after listening. Two crimes have been committed – but what? And which is the more serious? And is this up to the listener – or is it society that makes the decision? For instance, does it fit under the #MeToo banner?
Once again we intentionally create a little controversy, So while we have put it into our CrimeWithoutGrimeSeries, perhaps it should also go into the MakesYouThinkSeries too. We leave you to decide. And of course would love you to give us a ‘like’ on our facebook page, and a nice review on iView or your favorite listening platform.
A matter of ethics is meant to be controversial. So if you get you angry – or sad – or frustrated – or bewildered about the politics – we have achieved our intention. We won’t spoil the story by giving too much information here, but admit we would be surprised if it is not a subject you have considered at least once in your life. And if you haven’t – well it will certainly figure sometime soon.
Enough of the puzzle. Why not click on A matter of ethics here, and see what your reaction is to the story. And depending on your reaction – you may like to consider it in the light of our first ever podcast Wheeled Prison, or for that matter, it could have been a much better resolve for Tea with Mrs. Bradley.