“Southside Valentine” on Akashic’s Mondays Are Murder

My flash story “Southside Valentine,” which takes place in the Rodney Playground in Williamsburg, is now up as part of Akashic Books’ Mondays Are Murder series of short crime fiction stories. Here is an excerpt:


Detective Almodovar, half Polish, half Puerto Rican, sits in the playground at the corner of Borinquen Plaza and Rodney Street. Snow dandruffs the monkey bars, but except for Almodovar the park is empty on a February morning. He sits on a metal seat, his ass as cold as his coffee.

This will be an easy collar, the kind they turn into schlocky 20/20 episodes.

Read the rest of the story here.