Quiet Desperation: A Short Story

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A stranger meets you in a bar. You're drunk. You talk a lot. Without you realizing it, he’s learning about you. He makes you a million-dollar proposition to cause a drunk-driving accident.

Sounds crazy?

You’re out of work. Bills are piling up. You owe your bookie six grand. But mostly, you're twenty years removed from being the high school football hero you once were.

Do you take the chance? More

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About Alfred C. Martino

Alfred C. Martino is the author of the award-winning novels: Perfected By Girls, Over The End Line, and Pinned; the stage play, Waiting For A Friend; and the short stories, "Quiet Desperation," "The Date," "A Day At The Beach," "Where Am I?" "Breathing In Rio," "A Cowboy's Way," "Mother, Interrupter," "The Boy And Girl: A Parable," "Grad School Daydreams," and "I Have Never Been Murdered." Alfred is also lyricist of the goth metal song, "Curse At The Sky."

Alfred regularly makes presentations at public libraries and high/middle schools, in person or by Skype, to discuss his novels and short stories, as well as, his process for creating memorable characters and compelling storylines.

A proud graduate of Duke University and The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, Alfred is a native of Short Hills, NJ. He is a longtime resident of Jersey City, NJ, where he is doggie dad to a beautiful Shepherd rescue, Gracie.

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