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All Rung Up #flashfiction #noir #newcago



I was through the guarded door.

I realized it was more like a portal to…

The bleeding woman was gone.

Curious, the place seemed somewhat familiar.

I was precariously perched on a ladder with no top and no bottom – just endless rungs.

I could taste the sepia colored air – thick and dank like fires were always ablaze.

From somewhere and nowhere, I heard a bloodcurdling scream.

The scream reverberated in the ladder’s metal.

I knew this was not Newcago.

Tho it seems wherever I go there is mayhem.

For a moment I looked down, considering.

“Climb I must,” I smirked.

NewCago is a noir, metropolitan area that is plagued with a string of perhaps para normal bad guys. Sam (a private detective) seems to be the only one who can stay alive long enough to protect the citizens. How long can his luck last???

Follow Sam as he leaves Newcago and enters another world.

these are the previous “episodes” of the New Cago series:

Week 13 Holographic Deception

Here’s a list of the previous stories (the clues were week 11 & 12)

Week 10 in Newcago Serial No Dial Tone

Week 9 in Newcago serial Gathering Bodies

Week 8 in Newcago serial No place to hide

Week 7 in Newcago serial They were Pink

Week 6 In Newcago Serial You poison filled wasps

Week 5 in Newcago Serial The Doom Cycle

Week 4 in Newcago Serial Helpless

Week 3 in Newcago Serial When the Lights Go On

week 2 in Newcago Serial  Can’t Kill The Thirst

Week 1 in Newcago Serial Secret Weapon

20 thoughts on “All Rung Up #flashfiction #noir #newcago

  1. Good continuation from last week–particularly like the sensory image invoked by “The scream reverberated in the ladder’s metal.” Story is progressing nicely.


    1. Have you ever thought about inliudcng a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is fundamental and everything. But just imagine if you added some great images or video clips to give your posts more, pop ! Your content is excellent but with images and clips, this site could undeniably be one of the best in its niche. Excellent blog!


    1. A worthy reeviw. “Summertime” is a brilliant book by a brilliant author. It is also (thank heavens!) a somewhat lighthearted and funny book by a generally morose writer. Though there have been signs aplenty in “Diary of a Bad Year” of the light touch. I am glad that getting the Nobel has freed him to do these kinds of novels in addition to all the great works of his pre-Nobel era.


  2. Leo, I haven’t been doing haikus or seuyrns, but I have borrowed a couple of your prompts. I’m not linking to the daily prompts, since I don’t want to violate your rules, but I do invite all of your to come read; you can get there by clicking on my name above this comment. Feedback is welcome, as always. Thanks.


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