I find myself in the company of some fine writers in this forthcoming anthology inspired by the music of Bruce Springsteen. Here's the scoop from publisher Gutter Books / Zelmer Pulp:
Zelmer Pulp, a group of fearless, genre-bending writers, and Gutter Books, renowned publisher in the noir/crime field, has taken an all-star roster of twenty-two established and up-and-coming authors and entrusted them with one simple mission: use a Springsteen song title to craft a piece of kick-ass pulp fiction. And the results are staggering, running the gamut from gritty, shoot ’em out hardboiled capers, to the perils of isolation in the cold vacuum of space. Each story is a touching portrait on the plight of the downtrodden, in the rich tradition of the Boss himself.
A little more background on the project from editor Joe Clifford.
My contribution (WHAT LOVE CAN DO) was influenced by several .45 caliber shell casings I found while working in the backyard of my first home (a foreclosure) last summer.