Free story this Friday, May 22



It’s free this Friday for readers with Kindles and Kindle apps. You can find it here .

The title sort of tells you when I wrote it, if you remember the Denzel Washington remake of that classic thriller. Thought I’d come up with a doozy of a title, then wrote a story to match it. It’s one of my most ambitious efforts.

Like Truepenny, The Taking of Rhinoceros 456 started out with a real incident at a zoo that shall remain nameless. I challenge anyone to figure out which plot in my admittedly bizarre tale was actually true.


Cover design by Molly Humphrey. Photo by Roxanne Rix

Cover design by Molly Humphrey. Photo by Roxanne Rix



WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:  Dexter In The Dark by Jeff Lindsay.  The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett.  The Wailing by M. R. Graham.  Gratitude by Alex Kourvo.

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