Vital Crime Fiction: Knuckledragger by Rusty Barnes

My Inspiration Knuckledragger’s milieu is working-class/immigrant-populated but rapidly gentrifying Revere MA, home of America’s first public beach. While walking up and down that very working-class beach and the other city streets, I took inspiration from the many convenience stores, Cambodian markets and bakeries, while trying my best to reimagine it all as the scene of a crime, […]

Thoman’s Word by Matt Phillips

1:1 First time I heard baby Jesus say my name—bless his little heart—I was changing the oil on a rusted-to-shit Honda 500; it had dents in the gas tank and a sissy bar I wanted to cut off with my Sawzall. He said—baby Jesus did—that His word was truth and that, through Him, I could […]