". . . Fisher was an American author best known for his pulp stories, novels and screenplays. He is one of the few pulp authors to go on to enjoy success as both
an author in 'slick' magazines, such as the Saturday Evening Post, and as an
in-demand writer in Hollywood."
Fisher's filmography includes some of your humble editor's favorite flicks, among them Destination: Tokyo and noirish films like Lady in the Lake, Dead Reckoning, Song of the
Thin Man, The Hunted, I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes, and City That Never Sleeps; his
novel I Wake Up Screaming was filmed twice, the first time being the best; see the IMDb (HERE) for a full list.
"Listen to Reason."
By Steve Fisher (1912-80).
First appearance: Collier's Weekly, January 1, 1938.
Short short short story (1 page).
Online at UNZ (HERE).
"Listen. I just want to ask you a few questions, then I'll leave you alone."To die for love seems so romantic, and maybe some other time this cop might agree—but not today . . .
The bottom line: "A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me. I'm afraid of widths."
— Steven Wright