I love noir. Guys and dames and mobsters who secretly have soft spots and everything's dark and damp all the time. But I can't write it very well; I don't have the right vocabulary or knowledge.
Of course, that doesn't stop me from trying.
A while back I had a story in the now-defunct e-zine The Written Word. It's based on the Duran Duran song "The Chauffeur" (I am not even kidding about that). It's noir-ish.
Man, I write a lot of sad love stories.
Click on the link, go to the October 2007 issue (it's all blue) and click on "The Driver" by...me!