Review: The Hook and the Haymaker

Al Kratz
Al Kratz
Jul 1, 2016 · 3 min read
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At first Trudy looked confused, but soon she sprung into action. She lit into the walls and tore the paper with her fingernails until it was hanging in threads and her nails were bleeding. Next she tossed her apron and the pots and pans onto the floor. (from “Punch for Punch,” p. 21)

Listen here, Les said into the phone, if I ever find out who this is I’m going to kick your head in. (from “It Comes with the Territory,” p. 46)


My old Granddad was the meanest sonuvabitch in Greene County, Indiana, and anybody tells you different doesn’t know their dick from a hole in the ground. (from “Bear Fight,” p. 80)

When a man asks you to break his nose you don’t have much choice in the matter. (p. 19)

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

Al Kratz

Written by

Al Kratz

Al's novella-in-flash was recently short listed in the Bath Flash Fiction Award. His publications are listed at alkratz.blogspot.com.

The Coil

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

Al Kratz

Written by

Al Kratz

Al's novella-in-flash was recently short listed in the Bath Flash Fiction Award. His publications are listed at alkratz.blogspot.com.

The Coil

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

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