“Slattery’s Meat Market is situated in an ugly, unremarkable part of town. It used to be a factory social club, back in another lifetime, but now it hosts live pussy shows and the occasional cockfight. When I arrived, Slattery was scrubbing blood-streaked vomit off the front steps.”
I have a new short story now online at Fried Chicken and Coffee, the literary site edited by Rusty Barnes (author of the forthcoming 280 Steps title Ridgerunner).
It is called Nude With Boots, and you can find it here.