“I was counting change to see if I could afford a Slim Jim with my bottle when it started…”
And so begins the Ben Reese exciting crime drama short story The Ticket.
Ben Reese is an ex-reporter, an ex-editor for a famous dotcom, and currently partner in an advertising firm. He was born on Leap Day and once lost a goat-milking contest to a member of the US House of Representatives (Note: the Rep cheated). Ben lives in Seattle with his wife, two sons, small dog, and a voracious tortoise named Claire.
And here are some links to some of his crime tales:
La Loteria – https://www.redfez.net/fiction/pulp-la-loteria-622
The Losing Ticket – http://overmydeadbody.com/lsngtckt.html
Odds Man Out – https://www.redfez.net/fiction/lotto-odds-man-out-740