Stories for Sunday: "Greta at the Track" by Christopher Grant (Thrillers Killers 'n' Chillers, 2009)

She crossed her legs, looked over at Teddy and smiled.

Maybe my luck is changing, Teddy thought.

Think again, Teddy. Over at Thrillers Killers 'n' Chillers, A Twist of Noir editor and owner Christopher Grant offers up a story of his own called "Greta at the Track." It's a tight, finely constructed piece of flash fiction that clocks in at just under 600 words, and nothing goes better with your morning coffee than a quick, concentrated dose of crime fiction.

Teddy is the perfect name for a character who is certainly feeling the "squeeze." Down on his luck and deep in debt to his loan shark, Teddy is a terminal loser with all the wrong habits: blondes, betting, and a terminal belief that things will turn around for him. And he thinks today is the day, so with his last hundred and eighty dollars in his pocket, he throws it all on one horse and waits for it to come in.

Read "Greta at the Track" by Christopher Grant here at Thrillers Killers 'n' Chillers.


"Test Tube Baby" by Sam Fuller (1936)

Test Tube Baby is the second novel from Samuel Fuller (here credited as “Sam Fuller”). Published in 1936 by Godwin, Publishers, it is among...