Welcome to Love & Danger: the shredded fabric of our Lives. Noir that stabs the heart. Tall Tales to tickle your funny bone. Lunatics driven by lust. Crime capers with crazy characters. And haiku to stir the soul—while tugging at your senses.
Such are the writing ventures of author and photographer Mick Rose—who pens haiku and prose, as well as the occasional poem—while wandering the United States in a quest for the Perfect Pizza. He’s discovered Life looks different behind his camera’s lenses. First striving to capture images with his inner and outer eyes, Mick then sketches these scenes in print—and tries to paint them in our memories.
Though his crime fiction can loom dark, and not for the faint-of-heart, he typically tells tall tales involving sexual humor (which sometimes prove explicit). Thanks to the kind support of crime writer and Publisher Jesse "Heels" Rawlins, Mick Rose also serves as a Non-Fiction Editor for 11-year-old Crime, Pulp & Humor magazine the Flash Fiction Offensive.
Should you feel inclined, you can read some of Mick's works for free at the Links below.
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Crime Writer, Poet & Editor Mick Rose
(Amazon and Goodreads Author)
Fast Freddie’s fickle penchant for putting women out to pasture—in search of fresh fields to plow—has set passions bubbling darker than the hotly-coveted crude in oil-rich West Texas. While Freddie’s layin’ low hoping to avoid the heat, sparks begin to fly. And alliances are formed. With the stakes piled higher than a game of Texas Hold ’Em, none of the players want to fold. Even though the safest play would be to walk away ....
This mystery crime thriller takes about 30 minutes to read, and was kindly published by Brit Grit crime writer Paul D. Brazil at Punk Noir Magazine. Interested readers can find Fast Freddie and his crazy posse by clicking the button below.
The tawdry tales below prove much shorter. Most can be read in five to ten minutes.
Flash Fiction Noir: "All That Remains"
Crime Fiction Tawdry Humor short story: "Breathless"
Crime Fiction short story: "Alley Cat"
Flash Fiction Tawdry Humor: "Don't Fear the Reaper"
POETRY & HAIKU
Crime Poetry in Rhyming Verse: "Asunder" and "Carrion Queen"
Poetry Rhyming Verse "Never Land" (Love Unrequited)
Free to read haiku in Better Than Starbucks poetry magazine: