Getting a lot of interest in The Card.
One or two people are talking about turning it into a movie.
Though it works fine as a short story, The Card is actually the opening chapter of a novel called Dealer No.1 which describes how the narrator, Mickey Hall, an unhappy but fairly ordinary fifteen year-old, is forced by circumstance to become a drug-dealer.
Mickey becomes a dealer in order to protect his dysfunctional family, but in doing so he comes across the father he’s never met. And his father is a real criminal, unlike Mickey who’s basically an inspired and fairly desperate amateur.
It all gets a bit Greek at that point.
In the meantime, I’m working on Part 2 of Grendel.