A Single Shot by Matthew F. Jones

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By Matthew F. Jones

After the lack of his relatives farm, John Moon is a determined guy. A grasp hunter, his skill to poach online game in-season or out is the single factor that stands among him and the soup kitchen line. until eventually Moon trespasses at the fallacious land, hears a rustle within the brush, and fires a unmarried fateful shot.

Following the bloody path, he comes upon a surprising scene: an unlawful, deep woods campground choked with medicinal drugs, bundles of money and the physique of a lifeless younger girl, killed by means of Moon's stray bullet.

Faced with an final limitation, Moon has to choose: does he take the cash and forget about his accountability for the girl's dying? Or confess?

But prior to he has an opportunity to make your mind up, Moon reveals himself at the run, pursued through those that imagine the cash is theirs. males who don't care approximately correct and flawed and who wish just one factor from John Moon: his physique, face down in a ditch.

Matthew F. Jones' A unmarried Shot is an extraordinary, visionary mystery comparable to the paintings of Tom Franklin, Ron Rash, Daniel Woodrell, and Cormac McCarthy.

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The mist did not seem to disorient or discomfit them in the slightest. They glided through it and only when they were within whispering distance of the French troops guarding the cathedral did they raise their rifles and begin with deadly nonchalance to squeeze off rounds aimed squarely at their brothers in arms. The fog had deadened the sound as well as the sight of their approach, Destain said. It muffled the reports of their bullets exploding from the barrels of their weapons when the ambush began and they started to shoot.

I like the challenge of writing for enigmatic little people with minds that are difficult to unlock. I can think of little more worthwhile for a writer of fiction than firing the imagination of a child. One not too distant day, I hope that Suzanne and I will have children of our own. Or perhaps, now, better altogether to say that one day I hoped we would. I hoped we would have children of our own. It’s only realistic, in the current circumstances, to put everything into the past tense. Harry Spalding’s baleful curse has imposed that necessity.

They were uniformed and they took off their caps and their Sam Browne belts and came together to wrestle. And Collins, the broth of a boy from his father’s farm in County Cork, naturally the bigger and stronger man and much the more skilled at grappling, gained the upper hand. And then Spalding’s limbs seemed to lengthen and burnish and they blackened like those of some great, bony insect and he crushed and then greedily devoured his opponent, his arms and legs segmented now and chittering foully as he scrabbled away into the darkness from the scene.

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