"Change of Partner."
By Donald Shoubridge (?-?).
First appearance: Tit-Bits, March 24, 1951.
Short short short story (1 page).
Online at Archive.org (HERE).
"Was a time when even a gun wouldn't have kept you sitting in a chair."
For most of us the absence of familiar people and places might make the heart grow fonder, but in Charlie's case the absence of his partner just makes him angrier—mad enough, indeed, to kill . . .
- All we could find about Donald Shoubridge is FictionMags's story listing from the '30s and '40s (HERE), nothing later.
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