First things first. Head over to TRN and read the cockinshiner entry, here: http://therustynail.wordpress.com/2008/08/14/cockinshiner/. Then come on back and post your best guess as to what a cockinshiner is, and then using it in your best Nikita style sentence.
Winner will receive my personal copy of Tom Piccirilli’s novel, Frayed. Why Frayed? Well here’s the jacket blurb:
“Are you the one who helped him kill the angel?”
Twenty years of repressed anger and memories. A bitter knot of hatred that binds and divides two friends. The dark secret that fuels and devastates them both.
“He killed it. I only helped him to bury it.”
Eddie’s doing his best to get by, but every day the good fight just gets harder. And now there’s a new burden to shoulder. Gray – his best friend and nemesis in literature, romance, and life – has landed in a bizarre mental hospital, known for its radical treatments, because Gray couldn’t bear the weight of an unspeakable trauma.
The last time they met, Gray almost killed Eddie, but it seems that all is finally forgiven. Tonight, there’s a wild hootenanny up at Gray’s house.
And Eddie’s invited.
Winner will be announced on August 25, NIckolaus Pacione Day!