“Toolbox” — Mark Rogers

Editor’s pick and winner of the Tale Which Did The Most With The Least.


In Bali I’m getting a five dollar massage and there’s a terrible racket from the next building—a pounding on wood and the scream of a bandsaw.
I say to the masseuse, “Kind of noisy for a spa.”
She says, “They’re building coffins.”





Mark Rogers lives most of the year in Baja California, Mexico. His crime novel “Koreatown Blues was published by Brash Books; Endeavour Press published his novel, “Red Thread; his 80s-noir novella “Night Within Night, and in Feb 2018 will publish his crime novel “Sky Dog”. Find him here, on Facebook, or on Amazon.