The Auction's sequel, titled The Heist, will be published in this space on Monday. Later in the week, I'll post a second story behind the story.
In other news, I'm finishing up the second short story starring the PI I created here. The first draft is about 5800 words. I know I want to go back and flesh out the opening a bit more, so it'll be 6000 or more when finished. I also cheated a bit and started working on the third story starring Handsome Rob (star of The Auction and The Heist).