About TLG

The Literary Gangster is the original launch pad where I began delivering to you, short stories from my private collection ‘Hundreds & Thousands’. And by short I mean 100 words. And by private I mean I had been writing one 100 word short story in an exercise book, (one of those ugly blue and yellow ones from a two dollar shop), every day.

‘Hundreds & Thousands’ dedicated to the 100 word story was once available to you in pretty font and a classically designed blog post lifted right from messy scrawl in a coffee stained exercise book (2012).

In true gangster style, I couldn’t just stop there.

Hundreds and Thousands: A collection of one hundred word stories is now available as an ebook on Amazon’s Kindle Store (2016).

Nor there.

Hundreds and Thousands: A collection of one hundred word stories is now available as a paperback on Amazon (2017).


As Darwin predicted, this blog has evolved by natural selection. You can also find reviews, Sunday Sesh posts, and links to gangster literary discussion.

Follow TLG’s blog to keep up with out the latest from the Literary Gangster. You might even find a story to entertain your thoughts and sweeten your day, a tale that is small enough to spread on your sandwich at lunch, perhaps?

Why the name ‘The Literary Gangster’ you may ask? Well when you are in the process of writing one hundred 100 word short stories, you are forced to bounce along to the beat of your own motivation and the rhythm goes a little like this:

Be a literary gangster – chopping, charging killing it. Get a grudge with grammar. Set sentences straight. Annihilate adverbs. Realign a paradigm. Be a puppeteer of words. Be a diamond Rambo in the literary rough.



For behind the scenes information, you can visit TLG’s personal writing page here.


The Literary Gangster name and blog was created on, October 12th, 2012. All rights to the works and publications on this blog are owned and copyrighted by Traciegila, The Literary Gangster, Tracie Pascoe-Lark. The owner of this site reserves all permissions for access and use of all documents on this site ©theliterarygangster.wordpress.com and as of May 25th 2013 ©theliterarygangster.com