Over at the fabulous Mr B’s gaff, I blether about Viking Wrestling.
Not manly enough for you? Egil was also a world-class wrestler. No, they didn’t actually have titles back then, but trust me. You didn’t mess with Egil: he was the grandson of a werewolf and killed a boy with an axe when he was only seven. Egil rocks.
Like my favorite noir stories, Extricate is about people who don’t see the options and make bad choices. Desire short circuits careful consideration: when your desire for something outweighs any sensible decisions. In this novella, Peter falls for Judy the instant he lights her cigarette, but she’s his best mate’s girl — and he’s already married. He decides to begin removing obstacles — starting with his wife.
And the first reviews are coming along at Amazon and they’re swell: