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Lila's Sanctuary is Free 09-15-14 through 09-19-14!

Hello my fellow readers!

To celebrate reaching 200 followers here on my little blog, I am giving away a free copy of my short story ‘Lila’s Sanctuary’. 41 more words


Lightning Strikes in Perihelion

My hard sci-fi story “Lightning Strikes” has just appeared in the current issue of Perihelion.

David Bron’s on a mission to stop his son from getting killed for the sake of an electrical art piece. 62 more words


The Bazaar: Chapter 24


Once more Fulton found himself staring up at solid concrete block, tracing hairline cracks with his eyes.

All this for a practical joke.

That’s all there was to Reese’s app. 661 more words


Some Minor Revamping

In lieu of an article this week, I decided to give the blog a minor facelift. The length of the drop-down menus has been unwieldy for far too long, so I got rid of them altogether. 103 more words

Patrick Rutigliano

Friday Flasher -- "Panacea"

One of the things I love about flash is that it has the creative flexibility of poetry. Non-standard narratives that would get annoying in a longer work, shine in a piece of flash.   357 more words

Flash Fiction


This one is a flash piece which was originally inspired by an article in the New York Times about a group of mentally challenged men who’d been in a situation that amounted to forced labor for decades. 484 more words

Short Story

Smoke Screens - Heartbreak in 100 Words

In the end, Marla wasn’t very surprised he broke her. David hadn’t just kissed her. He consumed her. With his lips against hers, she breathed air through her nose and pieces of his soul through her mouth. 75 more words

Creative Writing