Case File: Something’s Cooking Under Where? by Frank Morelli

Please enjoy this satirical perspective on the traditional private detective story…in flash fiction form. Special thanks to Literally Stories for providing the space to showcase my work!

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Case File: Something’s Cooking Under Where?

6:58 PM: Dames play games with my head. They drive me to extremes. Run me off to sit in parking lots where the glow of the streetlamps glaze the top of my smoke rings in honey. Some dames disappear in the middle of the night. After twenty years. All because I was born to fight crime. All because I missed a few dinners, an anniversary or two, while out mopping vermin off the streets. Then she gets remarried, moves on with her life like I’m some speck of shit on the toilet rim that never spiraled down. I can only counter with three hundred sixty five canned chili dinners and a new leather duster. And now I’m about to attend my second class in an introduction to cooking course at the community college. I never dreamed there’d be a first, but canned chili only…

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REVIEW: Maura Way’s Another Bungalow (Press 53)

I've never been much of a poet, so I spend the vast majority of my time reading fiction. Don’t get me wrong. I love poetry. When done well, it provides us with an other-worldly form of communication. It channels human complexity through the lens of simplicity. But, for me, there’s just a level of comfort … Continue reading REVIEW: Maura Way’s Another Bungalow (Press 53)

Upcoming Author Events

Friendly reminder: everyone’s invited to Narberth Bookshop on Thursday night (8/2) for my reading and signing of No Sad Songs. If you’re in the Philadelphia area, stop in and say hello. Bonus: this store is an actual gem. Buy indie!

Frank Morelli

photo cr. – Alex @ Finding Montauk

I’m excited for a few fun events coming up in August. I’ll be in Philadelphia to start off the month, and I’ll close out the month at the Alzheimer’s Association conference in Charlotte, NC. I hope to see you there! (event info below)


Reading and Signing (No Sad Songs) – August 2 @ 7:00 PM, Narberth Bookshop, 221 Haverford Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072 (RSVP on Facebook)

Alzheimer’s Association Conference, Meet and Greet w/ AlzAuthors (No Sad Songs) – August 29 @ 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Charlotte, NC


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[YA review] An Incredibly Funny, Yet Touching YA About Responsibility No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli

I'm so impressed by this review of NO SAD SONGS from Avalinah's Books in all of its GIF-worthy awesomeness!! Click on the "Source" link below and enjoy! "No Sad Songs is a wonderful coming of age story about a teen, shouldering way more than he's supposed to. Despite the tough situation he is in, Gabe … Continue reading [YA review] An Incredibly Funny, Yet Touching YA About Responsibility No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli