Chris Irvin is all about brevity. He is the editor of Shotgun Honey, the site devoted to crime flash fiction that is under 700 words and author of the novella, Federales, an involving and emotional look at Mexico’s drug war that is just over a hundred pages. Here from Shotgun Honey is a quick piece of bad behavior from Chris.
“‘This ain’t Halloween,’ Chaz said, revolver cocked and pressed into the intruder’s neck. Chaz had been nursing a warm beer in the dark trailer, watching the lanky man trudge through the howling nor’easter with alarming ease, robbing the double-wides across the unplowed lot, the contents of the burlap sack slung over his shoulder growing with each visit. Chaz’s phone lay silent in his pocket. The uncut drugs on his coffee table nixed any idea of calling the cops…”