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David Vining

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Do you really want to know?

I mean, I’m just some guy. Well, I guess that’s something.

Not enough for you? Fine. Jeez. So picky.

I was born in Maury County Hospital in Columbia, Tennessee in 1985. We moved around a bit with my father being in academia. I went to high school in Indiana, college in Virginia. I spent a year in Rome teaching English as a foreign language. I met my wife in Alabama after which we moved to South Carolina.

The writing thing has been something I’ve been trying to nail down for a while. I remember my first attempt at serious fiction was when I was in middle school and it was a bit of Star Wars fan fic. Which, I’m sure was terrible. I long ago lost the little manuscript that I had written, but I remember that it revolved
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The Criminal Code

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I was with this movie until the end. A hard look at the ironic effect the criminal justice system can have on men caught up in it through happenstance, it suddenly gives our characters an easy way out instead of taking the story to the darker places it probably needed to go. Up until those final minutes, Hawks’ The Criminal Code was a solidly told tale, but it simply cannot follow through on the p

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