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Born in Jersey City, NJ, Jeff has managed to migrate just five minutes away to nearby Hoboken, land of overpriced condominiums and a tavern on every corner. Between weekly drunks, Jeff manages to scrawl enough prose onto cocktail napkins and toilet paper to keep up a respectable fiction careeer."


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Jeff Somers First of all, yes. Second of all, which cat? There are so many. And more every day, I swear, like the "Pink Elephants" sequence from "Dumbo."

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First of all, yes. Second of all, which cat? There are so many. And more every day, I swear, like the "Pink Elephants" sequence from "Dumbo."

It's actually more likely the other way around; I probably project the character I'm currently writing onto the cats, especially as I get deeper into my cups, until I hallucinate the cats acting out the next scene of the book, which is, in a nutshell, my writing process:

1. Drink
2. Hallucinate cats acting out scenes
3. Write it down in incomprehensible scrawl
4. ?????
5. Profit!

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I handed my license over to the pretty young receptionist with a flirtatious but mild grin, despite my guess that she could be my granddaughter.


“My HDPT number is—”


“I’m sorry, Mr. Hemming,” she interrupted perkily, “but we have a new policy. I’m afraid you must submit to a Pin Test. We no longer accept HDPT as proof of coverage.” She smiled prettily, eyes twinkling.


I frowned. “I’ve always used...

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“I decided to irritate him, on the premise that it couldn't make my situation any worse.”
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“I forced myself to stay put and keep looking-impatient assholes would take the leap, letting adrenaline and desperation guide them, but I was fucking ancient and I knew better. It was bitter, but I fucking knew better about just about everything.”
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“I didn't want to kill her; she was just doing her job. But she was standing between me and the rest of my miserable life, so she was going to have to take a bullet.”
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