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He Needed Killing (A Short Story)

“Some people need killing. He needed killing.”

Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash

Editor’s note: This is a work of fiction, but contains details of extreme violence and adult situations.

“He dead?”

“I don’t know.”

“Well, he should be. He needed killing.”




Hardboiled Haven is the refuge for anything and everything diverse, taking from the tradition of pulp magazines. It’s the haven for mysteries, thrillers, crime, horror and anything weird.

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Cliff Hightower

Cliff Hightower

Top writer. Scribbler, adventurer, thrill seeker and poet. Author of The White Phoenix and Canaan Mountain and an award-winning journalist.

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