Lunatics by O’Neil De Noux

by Barb Goffman


From the anthology Bad Cop … No Donut (Padwolf Publishing, 2010). This story was originally published in Blue Murder Magazine, Issue 2, June 1998.

Finally, a story in this anthology about good cops. Granted, the story doesn’t fit the anthology title, but I was so glad to read it. The homicide cops in this tale find themselves in an unexpectedly funny situation. All Dino wants is a quiet night at work. It’s his last night before vacation for his wedding and honeymoon, but there’s a full moon out there over New Orleans, and all kinds of weirdness ensues. This story was a breath of fresh air.