Sometimes you come across a short story that truly grabs you. This tale of restaurant mayhem from from the Mondays Are Murder Series at Akashic Books has a perfectly crafted first sentence and a kicker of an ending. It makes me want to find out more about author Josh Krigman.
“The floor was covered with Timothy’s blood when Maurice came down the steps from the dining room to see how things were moving along. The fry cook had mouthed off again and George, having wanted to do something about it for weeks, and who was now finishing up his fifth eighteen-hour shift in as many days, had taken action with the closest thing he could find, which, in this case, was the heavy cutting board to the right of the sink where George set his rings while washing the dishes…”