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Dana King

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By day Dana King works at an undisclosed location. It’s not classified; he’s just not going to tell you. He has lived in and around Atlanta, Boston, the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC, Chicago, Northern Virginia, and back to the DC suburbs again. He served three years in the Army, and has worked as a musician, teacher, computer network engineer, pre-sales software consultant, general manager of a coin-operated laundry company, and as a systems administrator. Steady, gainful, employment has long been an issue.

Dana’s writing has appeared in such venues as New Mystery Reader, Powder Burn Flash, A Twist of Noir, Mysterical-E, and the original Thuglit web site. His short story, “Green Gables,” appeared in Thuglit’s 2010 print anthology, Blood
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Dana King Thank you, Col. That's much appreciated. If you're at Bouchercon this year, please say hello. I'll be happy to sign Worst Enemies and anything else fo…moreThank you, Col. That's much appreciated. If you're at Bouchercon this year, please say hello. I'll be happy to sign Worst Enemies and anything else for you.(less)
Dana King I had some eye issues and didn't read as much as usual over the summer. (Things are clearing up nicely.) Counting Memorial Day as the start of summer …moreI had some eye issues and didn't read as much as usual over the summer. (Things are clearing up nicely.) Counting Memorial Day as the start of summer the best books I read were David Milch's TALES OF THE BLACK HILLS, Charlie Stella's CHEAPSKATES, Joseph Wambaugh's THE NEW CENTURIONS, George V. Higgins's THE FRIENDS OF EDDIR COYLE-, Bernard Schaffer's SUPERBIA 1, and Richard Price's LUSH LIFE, though i confess to not getting LUSH LIFE in until just after Labor Day.(less)
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I wrote in July about the influence of David Milch on my writing and the concept of “resting transparently.” An exercise he promotes is to sit down and start typing a scene. Two characters: Voice 1 and Voice 2. Nothing but dialog. Type whatever comes to mind for no less than 25 minutes and no more than 50. Stop when you begin to think about what you’re doing. When finished, seal it in an envelope

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“From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away.”
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“What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you. You just slept the big sleep, not caring about the nastiness of how you died or where you fell. Me, I was part of the nastiness now. Far more a part of it than Rusty Regan was. But the old man didn't have to be. He could lie quiet in his canopied bed, with his bloodless hands folded on the sheet, waiting. His heart was a brief, uncertain murmur. His thoughts were as gray as ashes. And in a little while he too, like Rusty Regan, would be sleeping the big sleep.”
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“We didn't exactly believe your story.'
Then --?'
'We believed your two hundred dollars.'
'You mean --' She seemed not to know what he meant.
'I mean that you paid us more than if you'd been telling the truth,' he explained blandly, 'and enough more to make it all right.”
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“I distrust a man that says when. If he's got to be careful not to drink to much it's because he's not to be trusted when he does.”
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