Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SMFS Facebook Group

We've created the SMFS Facebook Group for our members on Facebook. Please read this FAQ before you join or post on the new group:

  • The Facebook group membership is totally separate from Shortmystery. You must join in order to post, and you must have a Facebook profile to join. To join the group, just go to the group and click the Join Group button. You don’t have to join, but it can be a fun way to connect with other short mystery enthusiasts. Feel free to view the newsfeed for a few days before joining.
  • When you join the group, anyone can see what you post to it, and they can see that you are a member. If you have privacy concerns, please read this topic and then feel free to ask me any questions you may still have. Please know that we discussed the three different privacy settings and decided that public was the best option in order to reach the greatest number of people.
  • The Facebook group is in essence promoting short mystery fiction in general and SMFS in particular. We’ll attract new SMFS members by keeping the conversations interesting, friendly, and supportive. Please keep that in mind when posting to the Facebook group. Discussions of SMFS business or relentless self-promotion tend to drive people away.
  • We suggest one post when you make a sale or acquisition and one post when your short story is published—and of course any news such as awards, praise, etc. Remember that in social media, people who only post about their own work are typically not as successful as those who share fun facts or images, comment on others’ work, and in general share instead of self-promote.
  • Feel free to like the group, link to it from other online locations, and invite people to join.

2016-18 Candidate for Vice President - Larry Chavis

As VP, I plan to offer whatever assistance I can to the president and Derringer coordinator, as needed.

I'd like to see us as a group come to some resolution of the self-published story issue. A number of good ideas have been mentioned in the last several days, and I'd like to see us explore them, and others, and cone up with a practical process.

I'd like to see the Society to continue to explore ways of promoting the short fiction form. Strides have been made toward that, and I, for one, will try to do more to get SMFS and its goals before the public.

At bottom, I see this position as one of service, to the Society and to the other officers. I will try to be of service.

Larry Chavis

2016-18 Society Officers

Following the May 15–30 nomination period, these members ran unopposed for office:

FOR PRESIDENT (2-year term):
  • Kevin R. Tipple

FOR VICE PRESIDENT (2-year term):

FOR DERRINGER AWARDS COORDINATOR (1-year term):

May 31–June 4, the candidates' campaign statements to Shortmystery will be copied here on the blog.

UPDATE: On June 1, President Jan Christensen's motion to elect the unopposed candidates by acclamation was passed by second from member Gerald So. Welcome the SMFS Officials-Elect.

Short Story Month: Warren Bull, Paul D. Marks

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Company Policy" by Warren Bull, archived at Yellow Mama, and "Nature of the Beast" by Paul D. Marks, archived at BEAT to a PULP.

Thanks to all our members who contributed links. We hope to have made new fans of crime & mystery short stories.

Here's the full month's collection of fifty stories:

Monday, May 30, 2016

Short Story Month: "Heavy Debt" by Craig Faustus Buck

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, 2016 Best Flash Derringer finalist "Heavy Debt" by Craig Faustus Buck, archived at Akashic Books' Mondays are Murder.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Society Celebrating 20 Years: J.R. Lindermuth

In the first week of April 1996, the members of shortmystery-l-digest voted to become the Short Mystery Fiction Society, with goals of better representing mystery & crime short stories in the public eye.


In honor of the Society's establishment and our twenty years increasing publication and regard for the form, President Jan Christensen has invited members' reflections on joining the Society and why they've remained members and fans of the form.

From J.R. Lindermuth:

Writing can be a lonely business. Unless you're fortunate enough to live in an area where there are writers groups or have the means to attend conferences, you seldom have opportunity to discuss the process with others who will understand what you're talking about.

Joining the Short Mystery Fiction Society shortly after stumbling upon it online was one of the best decisions I made to help my writing career. One of the key advantages of belonging to an organization like SMFS is you have access to the advice and experience of peers from around the world.

And, if your preference is writing short stories, this is one of the few organizations devoted primarily to that type of writing. Beginners as well as polished professionals share advice, support and (an increasingly valuable feature these days as the number of them dwindle) marketing news.

And then there's the opportunity to submit your work in hope of winning one of the prestigious Derringer awards. Unlike with many other competitions, there's no entry fee.

Being somewhat of an introvert as many of us are, for a long period I lurked rather than participated in the discussions. Gradually, noting the friendliness and sincere desire to be helpful of the participants, that inhibition wore off.

Sometimes our discussions go off on tangents and members don't always agree, but that can be a beneficial learning experience, too.

Active participation led to my nomination and election as vice president and I felt it a real honor to be able to assist Jan Christensen, president, and other officials in making decisions vital to the future of the organization. Unfortunately, illness impeded my desire to do as much as I would have liked during my term. I would recommend any writer--especially those who love short stories--to join. You won't regret it.


J. R. Lindermuth, outgoing vice president of SMFS, has published 14 novels, including six in his Sticks Hetrick mystery series. His articles and short stories appear regularly in a variety of magazines. See his website: http://www.jrlindermuth.net

Short Story Month: "Wrong Side of the Bed" by B.V. Lawson

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Wrong Side of the Bed" by B.V. Lawson, archived at The Cynic.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Society Celebrates 20 Years: Michael Bracken

In the first week of April 1996, the members of shortmystery-l-digest voted to become the Short Mystery Fiction Society, with goals of better representing mystery & crime short stories in the public eye.


In honor of the Society's establishment and our twenty years increasing publication and regard for the form, President Jan Christensen has invited members' reflections on joining the Society and why they've remained members and fans of the form.

From Michael Bracken:

Records indicate that I joined the Short Mystery Fiction Society (SMFS) February 16, 2001, and I dove right in. The following year I was elected vice president, serving 2002-2004 while Earl Staggs served as president. Then I was elected president 2004-2006, and served with Carol Kilgore as vice president.

We were a contentious lot when I joined, and it took several years—beginning before I served in office and continuing long after—to figure out how to turn a discussion list with minimal membership requirements and no dues into an organization that promotes and supports short mystery fiction and those who write it.

While I've been a member, I've learned and shared several writing tips, tricks, and techniques from and with others. I've placed short mystery fiction in publications I first learned about from other members and I've edited five crime fiction anthologies that include the work of many current and former members.

During my vice presidency, we established the position of Derringer Awards Coordinator, and the first coordinator, Diane Grace, served during the first year of my presidency. Also while I was serving in office, my ex-wife's second cousin's ex-husband, John Moody, created the logo we still use today: the blue derringer with the society's name in a circle around it.

We're still finding ways to disagree with one another, but time has eroded most of the mountains we once created out of molehills, and we continue working together in many formal and informal ways to achieve the organization's goals.

Though all of our official business is conducted through the discussion list because members are located throughout the world, there's no greater joy (other than being published!) than meeting fellow members at various conferences, conventions, and other events.

So, here's a toast to the SMFS, and may it continue to thrive for many more years.


2016 Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award recipient Michael Bracken served as SMFS vice president 2002-2004 and president 2004-2006. His short mystery fiction has been nominated for three Derringer Awards, winning two of them. Although he has written a handful of books, including the private eye novel All White Girls, he is better known as the author of more than 1,100 short stories, including crime fiction published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Espionage Magazine, Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine, and many other anthologies and periodicals. Learn more at www.CrimeFictionWriter.com.

Short Story Month: "Violet Eyes" by Debra H. Goldstein

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Violet Eyes" by Debra H. Goldstein, archived at Over My Dead Body!.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Friday, May 27, 2016

The SMFS's Jayne Barnard wins Dundurn Unhanged Arthur Award

On April 21, Crime Writers of Canada announced the shortlists for its 2016 Arthur Ellis Awards.

Among the nominees are SMFS members M.H. Callway for Best Novella, Karen Abrahamson and Hilary Davidson for Best Short Story, and Jayne Barnard for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel.

The winners, announced May 26, included SMFS member Jayne Barnard's When the Flood Falls taking the Dundurn Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel.

Congratulations, Jayne and all.

Short Story Month: Paul Lees-Haley, Bobbi A. Chukran

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "The Good Wife" by Paul Lees-Haley, archived at Shotgun Honey, and "The Interview" by Bobbi A. Chukran, archived at Over My Dead Body!.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Short Story Month: "Burning Questions" by Kevin R. Tipple

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Burning Questions" by Kevin R. Tipple, archived at Mysterical-E.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Short Story Month: "To Live and Die in Texas" by Michael Bracken

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "To Live and Die in Texas" by 2016 Golden Derringer recipient Michael Bracken, archived at Honeysuckle.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Short Story Month: "George Ann" by Nikki Dolson

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "George Ann" by 2015 Derringer finalist Nikki Dolson, archived at Bartleby Snopes.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Short Story Month: "John's Spot" by Stephen Buehler

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "John's Spot" by Stephen Buehler, archived at Akashic Books' Mondays are Murder.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Short Story Month: Terrie Farley Moran, Barry Ergang

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "A Killing at the Beausoleil" by Terrie Farley Moran, archived at her website, and "All in the Holster" by Barry Ergang, archived at The Thrilling Detective Web Site.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Short Story Month: James S. Dorr, Mark Best

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "The Winning" by James S. Dorr, archived at A Twist of Noir and "The Safest Place on Earth" by Mark Best, archived at The Thrilling Detective Web Site.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Short Story Month: Su Kopil, Art Taylor

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "The Surprise" by Su Kopil, archived at Over My Dead Body, and "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" by Art Taylor, archived at PANK.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Short Story Month: "A Year Without Santa Claus" by Barb Goffman

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, the 2015 Agatha-winning "A Year Without Santa Claus" by Barb Goffman, archived at her website.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Short Story Month: "Seeing the Light" by Alan Orloff

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Seeing the Light" by Alan Orloff, archived at Flash Bang Mysteries.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Short Story Month: Edith Maxwell, Nancy Brewka-Clark

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "A Questionable Death" by Edith Maxwell, archived at Kings River Life, and "Butt" by Nancy Brewka-Clark, archived at Litbreak.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Society Members' News

The following members sent in publication news this month:
  • Michael Bracken, "To Live and Die in Texas", Honeysuckle (April 2016)
    • "Let Dead Dogs Lie", The Molotov Cocktail (April 2016)
    • "Sugar", Crime Syndicate Magazine (May 2016)
    • "Chase Your Dreams" Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, June 2016
  • Nancy Brewka-Clark, "Butt", Litbreak (May 3, 2016)
  • O'Neil De Noux, "Effect on Men", The Strand Magazine (February-May 2016)
  • John M. Floyd, "Hidden in Plain Sight", Woman's World (May 16, 2016)
  • Susan Furlong, Rest in Peach (Berkley: April 2016)
    • Splintered Silence, first in a new mystery suspense series featuring a female military police veteran/dog handler returning to her Irish Traveller roots, sold at auction to Michaela Hamilton at Kensington in a three-book hardcover deal, by Jessica Faust, Bookends Literary Agency.
  • Edith Maxwell, "The Mayor and the Midwife", Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon 2016 Anthology (Down & Out Books: September 2016)
    • "Murder in the Summer Kitchen", Murder Among Friends (Spring 2017)
  • Gigi Pandian, "A Dark and Stormy Light", Murder Most Conventional 11 (Wildside Press: April 2016)
  • William Dylan Powell, "The Nightwatchman's Wife", Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (June 2016)
  • Gigi Vernon, "Here!", Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (May 2016)

Email news for next month's post to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Short Story Month: Josh Pachter, Travis Richardson

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Jemaa el Fna" by Josh Pachter, archived at Kings River Life, and "A Bro Code Violation" by Travis Richardson, archived at Spinetingler Magazine.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Short Story Month: B.V. Lawson, Lida Bushloper

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Gun Love" by B.V. Lawson, archived at Plots with Guns, and "Born on the 4th of July" by Lida Bushloper, archived at Kings River Life.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Short Story Month: Karen L. Abrahamson, Leslie Wheeler

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Neutrality" by Karen L. Abrahamson, archived at her website, and "Gone, But Not Forgotten" by Leslie Wheeler, archived at her website.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Short Story Month: Cynthia St-Pierre, Nina Mansfield

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Hide and Seek for Grown-ups" by Cynthia St-Pierre, archived at Over My Dead Body!, and "Summer Reading" by Nina Mansfield, archived at Mysterical-E.

To be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Short Story Month: Kevin R. Tipple, O'Neil De Noux

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "The Tell" by Kevin R. Tipple, archived at Kings River Life, and "Friscoville", archived at The Thrilling Detective Web Site.

To be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Short Story Month: J.R. Lindermuth, Kathy Waller

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "A Man in a Hurry" by Society VP J.R. Lindermuth, archived at Kings River Life, and "And Justice for All" by Kathy Waller, archived at Mysterical-E.

To be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Short Story Month: B.J. Bourg, Jack Bates

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Severed Relationship" by B.J. Bourg, archived at Mysterical-E, and "Worry a Line" by Jack Bates, archived at Spinetingler Magazine.

To be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Short Story Month: Anita Page, Kaye George

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Revelations of the Night" by Anita Page, archived at Mysterical-E, and "This Isn't the Way" by Kaye George, archived at Flash Bang Mysteries.

To be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Short Story Month: Erik Arneson, Benjamin L. Clark

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Not My Gun" by Erik Arneson, archived at The Flash Fiction Offensive, and "A Drover's Birthday" by Benjamin L. Clark, archived at Akashic Books' Mondays are Murder.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Short Story Month: Gail Farrelly, Jennifer Soosar

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Revenge of the Cellphone" by Gail Farrelly, archived at Yonkers Tribune, and "The Psychic's Parlor" by Jennifer Soosar, archived at her website.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Friday, May 6, 2016

SMFS Members among 2016 Anthony Nominees

The Anthony Award nominees, from titles published in 2015, received the most votes via March–April ballot of registered Bouchercon 2016 attendees. Ballots listing the nominees will be distributed at Bouchercon 2016 and the awards will be presented at the Orpheum Theater on Friday, September 16.

Our nominated members are:

  • Chris Holm (The Killing Kind) and Hank Phillippi Ryan (What You See) for Best Novel
  • Art Taylor (On the Road with Del & Louise) for Best First Novel
  • Lori Rader-Day (Little Pretty Things) for Best Paperback Original
  • Megan Abbott ("The Little Men"), Hilary Davidson ("The Siege"), and Travis Richardson ("Quack and Dwight") for Best Short Story
  • Christopher Irvin (Safe Inside the Violence), Thomas Pluck (ed. Protectors 2: Heroes - Stories to Benefit PROTECT), and Art Taylor (ed. Murder Under the Oaks) for Best Anthology or Collection
  • B.K. Stevens (Fighting Chance) for Best Young Adult Novel


Congratulations and good luck to all.

Short Story Month: Paul Lees-Haley, Jan Christensen

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Flash Bang" by Paul Lees-Haley, archived at Shotgun Honey, and "Who's Who" by SMFS president Jan Christensen, archived at Over My Dead Body!.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Unloaded: Crime Writers Writing Without Guns ed. Eric Beetner

Published last month by Down & Out Books, Unloaded is a collection of twenty-five gun-less crime stories with proceeds benefiting States United to Prevent Gun Violence.

Among the contributors are SMFS members Eric Beetner, Alec Cizak, Joe Clifford, Angel Luis Colón, Hilary Davidson, Grant Jerkins, S.W. Lauden, and Thomas Pluck.

Short Story Month: Mary Reed, Susan Oleksiw

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Of Equivalent Experience" by Mary Reed, archived at Kings River Life, and "A Short Walk to Stardom" by Susan Oleksiw, archived at her website.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Short Story Month: Michael Bracken, Sarah M. Chen

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Let Dead Dogs Lie" by 2016 Golden Derringer recipient Michael Bracken, archived at The Molotov Cocktail, and "The High Road" by Sarah M. Chen, archived at Plan B Magazine..

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Short Story Month: "The Heir Hunt" by Jacqueline Seewald

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "The Heir Hunt" by Jacqueline Seewald, archived at Over My Dead Body!.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Monday, May 2, 2016

The SMFS at Malice Domestic 28


Established in 1989, Malice Domestic® is an annual "fun fan" convention in metropolitan Washington, D.C., saluting the traditional mystery—books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie.

The genre is loosely defined as mysteries which contain no explicit sex or excessive gore or violence.

Honoring said genre, Malice Domestic 28 (April 29–May 1)'s Agatha Awards were voted on by attendees registered by December 31, 2015. The top-voted entries were reviewed by the Agatha committee and the convention's board of directors and announced as the finalists in February. Ballots listing the finalists were given to all Malice Domestic 28 attendees, with the winners announced at the April 30 awards banquet.

All five Best Short Story finalists are SMFS members: Barb Goffman, Edith Maxwell, Terrie Farley Moran, Harriette Sackler, and B.K. Stevens. Barb Goffman won for "A Year Without Santa Claus", published in the January/February 2015 issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.

The SMFS's Art Taylor won Best First Novel for On the Road with Del & Louise.

And member Annette Dashofy was a finalist for Best Contemporary Novel with Bridges Burned.

Congratulations to all.

Short Story Month: "Cloaing Time at Mom's" by Jeff Esterholm

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. Today, "Closing Time at Mom's" by Jeff Esterholm, archived at Shotgun Honey.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May is International Short Story Month

In 2013, StoryADay.org proclaimed May International Short Story Month.

The SMFS spin on festivities is to highlight one or more members' online stories per day. First is "Saving Grace" by double 2016 Derringer-winner John M. Floyd, archived at The Saturday Evening Post.

If you'd like to be included, email the link to your story to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM.