“Always grab the reader by the throat in the first paragraph, sink your thumbs into his windpipe in the second, and hold him against the wall until the tag line.”–Paul O’Neil

That’s the goal. On the literary blog The First Two Pages, writers discuss their opening salvos in traditionally published works. I have the honor to be at the site this week discussing CRITICAL MASS, my short story in the mystery anthology DESTINATION: MYSTERY!

Please drop by and see how this pantzer turned to plotting, which led to publication.

This anthology of mysteries in vacation destinations contains Vinnie's story "Critical Mass."

This anthology of mysteries in vacation destinations contains Vinnie’s story “Critical Mass.”