Definition of crocoisseur (also spelled: crock-o-sewer) noun.
1. a person who thrives on a steady diet of bad behavior.
2. a person who celebrates the endtimes of elegance, the meltdown of manners.
To help you make the transition from "moralist" to "connoisseur of the unrefined arts," here are...seven Stories, Exposés, Essays & Warnings (for connoisseurs of bad behavior).
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It's late. You're hungry. You need to stop the car and get a cup of coffee. Just ahead, you see a neon sign in the darkness. A cozy restaurant. No need to be afraid. Must be thousands of roadside eateries like this. Go on. Go inside. Relax. The city is snoozing at this hour, except in here. Because this place is...
I recently finished EXIT, which is a change of pace from my "Jurassic JIm" Fleetwood thrillers. The story is a mix of dark suspense, sly humor, and a dystopian touch. This novel does not have as much humor as the "Jurassic Jim" novels, but it is (no surprise) edgy and offbeat.
EXIT, a near-future thriller, is loosely based on my short story, "Exit," winner of San Francisco's 2013 Litquake Booktrack Halloween Short Story Competition.
You can read a brief description and an excerpt on my blog HERE. Click on the Amazon button to exit over to EXIT for a full copy.
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5-star Amazon review for EXIT: "Amazing. Impressed beyond words; this is THE best read in the form of electronic media that I've read all year, and that is by no means an exaggeration."
Free copies of PAST IS PRESENT are available to all time-travelers with frequent-flyer miles. In other words, if this buggy is parked inside your garage, you get the book!
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Welcome to the past. Welcome to the present. Welcome to...
My second novel, PAST IS PRESENT, is a time-travel thriller. One quarter of the adult Western population believe they have had an out-of-body experience. In 1968, a young, Vietnam War widow takes an unplanned trip to 1993. Warning: past unsafe, future dark. Translation: when the past is present...the present is past.
"PURE JOY. The most compelling time-travel adventure we've read since Stephen King's 11/22/63." -- BestThrillers.com
The Museum of Sudden Disappearances is available at Amazon...and the Louvre Museum souvenir & snack shop. The original manuscript is on permanent exhibit inside the Louvre Pyramid. If you can't find it, ask the security guard.
Step inside. Wander, wonder. Love the exhibits? Please, steal them. Make them reappear and sparkle in today's world. Rejoice. Hit the lights on the way out. You can read excerpt HERE.
my beta readers
connoisseurs on the sewer
What do these two fellows think of the book? Click HERE.
(click rock to make your life fall apart)
This slim volume is a standing ovation to bad behavior. Pieces include the godfather of bad behavior, an embittered Walmart greeter, Frankenstein (the ultimate mega Mack-Daddy), telephone terrorism, King Kong (self-defense tips), Patty Hearst meets Carl Jung, toilet bowl boosters, a miniature World War III, and…the world's only singing & dancing bank bandits.
These Amazon readers are now suffering from anxiety disorder. Here's what they whispered from inside their locked cars while racing home.
5 Stars - TINY THRILLER, EXTRA LARGE SHOCK. "This deftly written short story, about vulnerability, recklessness, and evil, leaves you feeling chilled. The twists and terrible ironies pack quite a punch." - Francesca B - Australia
5 Stars - THRILLING! "As the book cover says, this literary miniature is absolutely thrilling." - Clarissa S.
4 Stars - NEEDING SOME EXCITEMENT! "A quick easy story about how actions of others can impact the life of an unsuspecting stranger. Kicks, greed and just plain evil all rolled up in this short story. I hope I never come in contact with any of these people." - mysin
5 Stars - AFTER SHOCK. "Amazing what you can do to a reader in 15 minutes. Awesome!!" - Bryan
5 Stars - FIVE STARS. "Love this strange story." - Patricia Z.
Click on the Statue of Liberty (with guitar) to connect to my blog.
-- Teresa Carpenter, Pulitzer Prize-winning crime reporter. Thomas Davidson's work has appeared in The Boston Phoenix, and is excerpted in Carpenter's bestseller, Missing Beauty.
"Tom Davidson always makes me laugh. Always. Tom is one of those people who not only sees the world with his own particular skew, he helps readers see it that way, too. Check out his stories and find out why Tom Davidson is one of the best humor authors on this wacky, tilted planet."
-- Karen Dionne, author, FREEZING POINT and BOILING POINT
"Thomas Davidson is undoubtedly one of the funniest writers alive today. I run ALL THINGS CRIME BLOG and post pieces by the inimitable Thomas Davidson every time I can convince him to send one my way. Thomas' rapier-like wit never disappoints. Some of the time he's making you laugh out loud; at other times, he catches you up short and you find yourself pondering the ways and means of this peculiar world, which after all is every writer's goal."
-- Patrick Moore, ALL THINGS CRIME BLOG, and author of CICERO'S DEAD