David Haywood Young has written four novels, twenty-something stories, and one full-length work of nonfiction. He's also been blogging since 2009, writing code since 1981, and generally expressing opinions all over the place for far too long. On the bright side, he likes hearing other people's opinions too, especially when he disagrees but finds himself convinced against his will. It's an addiction, or nearly.
Meanwhile, since 5/4/2016 he's been posting free never-before-published fiction on his blog on Wednesdays. He may be a day late here or there, or even skip a week, but that's the plan. Last time he did this (in 2013) he kept it up for 17 weeks. Ever since he stopped? He's wanted to do it again. So, now he is. Maybe forever?
Come on by, if you like! Each story is taken down as new fiction takes its place. Though it'll all be published elsewhere eventually...
He's also working on two new novels. After all, why not? Writing is fun.
Google his full name, or type his full name dot com, and you'll find him.
This story is also available in David Haywood Young's The Challenge: A Story Collection.
T. Jesse Flannery is a small-time crook. Or at least he used to be. Nothing ever seems to go right for him, somehow. Then a buddy, or anyway a guy who's sort of a buddy, tells him about a train that really needs to get itself stolen.
Well, why not? I mean, unless it's going to be a problem with his girlfriend.
Just what you're looking for: A fun story with no moral stance or other redeeming social value whatsoever.