Friday Night Knife & Gun Club
On the night shift a lot of bad shit goes down. This short story takes place in the near-future in the Land of the Free where no gun control exists and everyone packs semi-automatics to deal out justice as they see fit. Tonight Kit Carson, RN, has the worst shift ever. Read ’em and weep.
“Linda Collison’s Friday Night Knife and Gun Club is a wry commentary on the casual violence that seems so often to occupy the news. Her depiction of hospital night work is in the tradition of Paddy Chayefsky’s absurdist and scalding screenplay for the film The Hospital. Gun-toting nurses and doctors do their best to make it through a wild, snowy night shift in an under-staffed hospital in the American heartland. This is a well-written, funny book filled with sharply observed detail that entertains even as it touches deeper issues of disconnection and alienation in modern society. Highly recommended!”
— Tim Queeney, author of The Atlas Fracture
“Well this is a feisty little number; a pistol packing nurse’s night duty is dramatically interrupted when an intruder is detected. Great atmosphere and a good deal of technical background make it a spellbinding read, although not for those of a sensitive nature. The cover art, which is worth the purchase price alone, sums up the mood of the story perfectly. Recommended.”
–Alaric Bond, author of Turn a Blind Eye.