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In For a Penny

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"In For a Penny" was written in response to a late-1990s invitation from the BBC. Could I provide a noirish story to be read over the radio? I could and did, and EQMM published it after it had gone out over the airwaves, and I subsequently collected it in Enough Rope.

I don't know that it was written any differently because it was intended for performance. Much more recently, I wrote "Dolly's Trash & Treasures" for an audiobook anthology, and deliberately limited the text to dialogue and internal monologue. With "In For a Penny," I was less concerned with style than substance, and my attention was centered on the embattled protagonist, just trying to get through the days. And nights.

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July 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: In For a Penny (A Story From the Dark Side)
Author(s): Lawrence Block
Publisher: Lawrence Block
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