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Lit Up

Jalapeños in Paradise

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The slanting rain spit against the darkened window of Ronnie Simpson’s Winnebago. He was writing a story about a writer, which is something he swore he’d never do, and he hated himself for it. The mixture of his hatred was equal parts self-loathing, pride, arrogance, and disdain.

Ronnie had long plied his trade by toying with conventions. A hard-boiled detective novel set in space? Bingo. A romantic horror story? Aces…

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Stephen M. Tomic

Stephen M. Tomic

Fiction writer, Founder and Editor of The Junction : smtomic@gmail.com