Hammerhead Ranch Motel by Tim Dorsey

Hammerhead Ranch Motel

Tim Dorsey

Characters who would be behind bars anywhere but Florida - this story manages to be funny and laddish at the same time.

Extract

State Safety Officer Chester 'Porkchop' Dole was being interviewed about his vain but heroic efforts in radioing for help after keenly observing the Skyway (bridge) jumper. It was such an impressive TV performance that Dole probably have salvaged his career. Except that he was absent mindedly holding his 'Ask someone who gives a shit!' coffee mug prominently for the cameras.

Parallels
  • Florida Roadkill by Tim Dorsey
  • The Last Leap by Jeanette Stark