Tom Andrews and I met over cocktails. (On Twitter). He made fun of my love of girly martinis, pointing out that a "real" martini is gin, vermouth and an olive, with no apples or tinis anywhere in sight.
I decided to check out his website and was thrilled to find out---not only is he a martini-snob, but he has a ridiculously cool headshot....
....and, he is the author of some seriously quirky and deranged flash fiction. According to Wikipedia, flash fiction is "a style of fictional literature or fiction of extreme brevity." In other words, a super quickie. (Somewhere between about 50-1000 words).
According to Tom's bio, he specializes in "short stories, flash fiction and tales of the bizarre." Influences on his writing include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Quentin Tarantino. (Which I don't find surprising in the least).
Since I love quirky, deranged stuff, I am totally digging his stories. They are not for the faint of heart. After reading one of his recent works, Nonpareil, I developed a fear of pies.
Obviously inspired by the mix of topics on my blog (romance, alcoholic beverages, beard-worship, and general pandemonium), Tom has written an original piece just for The Martini Club! So here it is...an original story by Tom Andrews, aptly titled Cocktail (the movie). He has included a recipe for a "holy manhattan" in here, too. Enjoy!