Thursday, August 17, 2006

Flash Fiction Writers, You're On Notice!

Via Boing Boing, we learn the story of Phillip Sandifer, a grad student in English at the University of Florida. Seems Phil published a bit of "microfiction" on his "Pulp Decameron" Live Journal site. The story's narrator describes a murder he's commited and smugly says "The police have yet to name a suspect. I am confident that they never will."

Well, guess again. Some folks who were irritated at Phillip over some online spat decided to make mischief and report the story to the University of Florida police. The campus cops, in a stroke of law enforcement genius one might expect from Barney Fife or the deputies of "Reno 911", demanded his fingerprints and DNA because there had been several unsolved murders in the area and they wanted to see if he might have been involved.

It gets stupider. Read it and weep.

Guess they'll be coming for Flashing in the Gutters next.


Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

I have two on Flashing in the Gutters, both in first-person...but they'll never find that woman's body.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

First amendment? What first amendment?

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

So, does this mean Tribe is really and international crime boss?

Stephen Blackmoore said...

You have to ask?

David Terrenoire said...

I've read all of your stuff, Dusty, and I'm turning your novels and columns over to Alberto Gonzales.

Enjoy Cuba, sucker.