#Noirvember: Office Killer

‘Office Killer is a comedy-horror film directed by Cindy Sherman. It was released in 1997 and stars Carol Kane, Molly Ringwald and David Thornton. ‘

#Noirvember: 60 Free Film Noir Movies

There are links to 60 Free Film Noir Movies over at OPEN CULTURE. ‘During the 1940s and 50s, Hollywood entered a “noir” period, producing riveting films based on hard-boiled fiction. These films were set in dark locations and shot in a black & white aesthetic that fit like a glove. Hardened men wore fedoras and…

Blow your trumpet, Gabriel (reprise) by James Walton

Blow your trumpet, Gabriel (reprise) The wind here peels skin hones out the truth birds stall in the veracity of physics   knowing the full irony of a mad obligation   that long leap of colonial decades   leaving the river turned out stench of mud howling condoms dried out take aways   look to…

Case Files by Ian Lewis Copestick

Case # 46654/29-e. I have it on good authority that the bumbling, incompetent fools that made such a mess of their assignment in Canterbury have been dealt with in an appropriate manner ; They were infected with the substance that they failed to achieve their objective with. V.P. neither makes the same mistake twice, or…

Number 13: A Noir Ghost Story K. A. Laity

‘Why me?’ Kriste asked, knowing it didn’t matter.   ‘Because you’re the littlest. And because I said so.’ Bishop smiled at her, but it wasn’t a nice smile and not just because of the teeth knocked out. Mum said his dad did it, but Bishop said he was fighting with a copper and got the…

The Muse by Sebnem E. Sanders

Sharma’s passion was writing, but she had to toil at a boring job. She devoted any free time to her work in progress, trying to adhere to her daily word count target of 1000. Always scribbling in her notebook, at lunch break and after dinner at home, she immersed herself in stories instead of going…

Pork Pie Hat by Frank Westworth

Something suitably sinister for All Hallow’s Eve… The door slipped silently closed behind the last happy customer. She left singing, her departing tune humming on the condensing air, her own take on the last verse of the last song she’d heard. The last song she’d hear; the last song she’d sing. The Chimp left his…

4 Poems by Jon Bennett

Dealer Wins   The 21 dealer sees me staring and glances over his shoulder The girl comes over to him “I’m punching out,” she says, “see you at home.” She’s a beauty and works in the restaurant “Did she say ‘beat you at home’?” yells the pit boss We all laugh but the dealer is…

MAXINE UNLEASHES DOOMSDAY by Nick Kolakowski (Excerpt)

File 2.78.93821.2 Date: 5/29/2110   Recovered from the hard drive of a Winpple Laptop Series 5, the last generation of that device line to enter the consumer market. Although the drive was heavily damaged (REF: Midtown EMP, “Big Guy War,” Final Stage), our machine-learning algorithms managed to extrapolate most of the missing text using contextual…

Noir Evenings on an Uneven Street by John Greiner

There’s nothing but noir evenings on this street where the pavement is uneven. Never try to build up the infrastructure with a bunch of scabs who have no romance for civilization n their bones. The gunman is on his way to the pawn shop to get the ticket redeemed on his art. I saw him…