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Serial by Jack Kilborn
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Dec 07, 10

Read in December, 2010

One should never hitchhike, because one never knows - the driver might be some kind of murderer or something. And one should never pick up a hitchhiker, because one never knows - the hitchhiker might be some kind of murderer or something.

This story is what happens when case #1 meets case #2. The resulting story is a dark, fun tale that reminded me a little of the Owen/Giamatti/Bellucci film "Shoot Em Up" in terms of its manic, violent-to-the-point-of-slapstick approach. In a longer story it wouldn't have worked at all, but at this length it was great at what it was attempting to do.

Bonus points for the tongue-in-cheek interview at the end where Kilborn and Crouch discuss the creative process that brought the story about (I'm always a sucker for that kind of thing).
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