Saturday 29 June 2019



It’s just dinner. …

That’s what former lovers, Jackie and Hunter, tell themselves as they take a trip down memory lane. Unfortunately, no amount of time can erase their mistrust of each other. As the meal progresses, their suspicions about the other’s intentions grow to alarming heights. One believes the other is there to murder them. The other can’t wait for their former lover to try.

Have they made a deal with the devil or will their rocky history prove to be a thing of the past?

Separate Checks is the new short story by Mike McCrary. If you like pulp thrillers, dark humor, and wickedly entertaining antiheroes, then you’ll love Mike McCrary’s fast, fun story.

A bit more to my liking than the other short Mike McCrary tale Broken that was read on the same day.

Dinner, distrust, conflict resolution, collateral damage, unfinished business.

Interesting characters, an interesting situation, there's a kind of to be continued vibe about the outcome, but it's one that worked for me.

What more can you say about a 20 minute read?

4 from 5

Genuinely Dangerous and Getting Ugly have been enjoyed from him before.

Read - June, 2019
Published - 2019
Page count - 18
Source - Kindle Unlimited
Format - kindle


  1. That's a really interesting premise for a story, Col. I like sense of tension, and it sounds as though the characters are interesting, too. One of those setups, too, that I'll bet work a lot better in a short story than, perhaps, in a novel?

    1. Probably not enough here to sustain a novel, Margot but worked well as a short.

  2. Sounds well worth a look. I might seek out one of his novels.