"Life is an illusion," Shelly whispered to no one, rubbing black shoe polish onto the gun until it looked shiny new. Her blood red nails flicked the barrel, making it spin like the Wheel of Fortune. It wouldn't be Ted's lucky day.
Can you write classic noir? Gloom Cupboard is running a crime noir issue in the spring and we want you! Send us your hardboiled, shiny, filled-with-sin best.
Love this. I once toyed with the idea of starting up a zine of noir from a female POV and calling it Moll :)
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