David C. Kopaska-Merkel

Nursery Rhyme Noir is not quite flash fiction but it is only one notch up?the short-short. Kopaska-Merkel has created a P.I., Hasp Deadbolt, often mistakenly called Deadbeat, to tell these stories. Read aloud, or even silently, Deadbolt sounds like Garrison Keillor's Guy Noir...

Physicians like Michael Crichton and Steven Rudd do it.

Ad men like Philip Shirley do it

Almost all attorneys, it seems, do it.

So it should be no big surprise that geologists want to do it too.