Death in Nostalgia City

By Mark S. Bacon

New flash fiction

Here is another sample from Cops, Crooks and Other Stories in 100 Words.  Don’t forget that my other e-book, Mysteries and Murder, is available from Ether Books for convenient reading on your phone. Click on the book cover in the left-hand column.

Learning the Ropes

“It’s the job of law enforcement to spot con games,” said the old pro.  “And so you rookies gotta really know all the new cons and the old ones.  Me, I think you should focus on old ones like the KC shuffle and the bank examiner.”

“But doesn’t everyone know about those?” asked an eager student. “Don’t most crooks avoid those?”

“Hell no. These are the classics.  People fall all over themselves to give away their money.”

“Okay Blackie, we get it,” said one of the young men in the makeshift basement classroom.  “Anything else?”

“Yeah.  Don’t call us crooks.”

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