Here’s the opening to my story ‘Gator Moon’ appearing in Crimewave 12: Hurts from TTA Press…
The body looked bigger by moonlight. A six foot wedge of tarpaulin wrapped top middle and bottom with electrical tape, it sat in the flatbed of the truck looking bulkier than it had before. Maybe because now they had to move it. Had to bury it.
Nate and Boyce stared at it a while. The moon was red in the sky, a bloody eye looking with them and not caring what it saw.
‘Alligator moon,’ Nate said, seeing it.
‘It look bigger to you?’
‘Some. It’s the tarp.’ He looked up at the sky again. ‘We got us a blood moon up there.’
‘Seems right fitting.’
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Cover art is Ben Baldwin (he’s the artist, not the one in the dress).