Swim the Red River


The new cover……..

This is the new cover for Swim the Red River. It should be noted that the story takes place before the advent of robotic surgery for radical or total prostatectomy. That being said, it is also a flashback love story. As a short story it could also be a screenplay. On Amazon at:

Let me know what you think.

Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
Books and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

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The Top Five Crime Fiction Short Story Collections

The Dorset Book Detective


Short stories are a great way to explore new writers, and many great writers have compiled collections that showcase the best of their work. The word limit allows for strong plotting and non-descriptive characterisation that is always a pleasure when done well. They also make a great way to indulge in tales of your favourite detectives without investing the time that you would have to spend reading a full novel.

Here are my top picks of the five best collections from five of the world’s best crime fiction authors. Enjoy!

  1. Poirot’s Early Cases: Featuring a selection of early examples of the famed Belgium detective and his little grey cells, this great collection of stories is a wonderful example of the best of Agatha Christie’s writing. Narrated by Captain Hastings, whose honesty and dry, often unsuspecting wit is regularly overlooked by those marvelling at Christie’s characterisation of her superb criminals is…

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Longreads Best of 2016: Arts & Culture Writing


We asked a few writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here, the best in arts and culture writing.

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Tobias Carroll
Freelance writer, managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn, and author of the books Reel and Transitory.

Michael Jackson: Dangerous (Jeff Weiss, Pitchfork)

Earlier this year, Pitchfork began publishing Sunday reviews that explore albums released in the time before said site debuted. This, in turn, has led to a whole lot of smart writers weighing in on the classics, the cult classics, the interesting failures, and the historically significant. Jeff Weiss’s epic take on “Jackson’s final classic album and the best full-length of the New Jack Swing era” is the sort of narrative music writing that’s catnip for me, the kind of work that sends me deeply into my own memories, and leaves me rethinking my…

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