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What a teacher you have, little one!
You sit still — and she makes your heart run
till it’s ready to burst.
Oh, her smile is accursed! 13 more words

Another Scary Story for Halloween: "William's Pond"

It’s the scariest day of the year, and if you’d like to spend some of this glorious holiday indulging in a bit of creepy reading, please take a few moments to read my 2009 short story, “William’s Pond.” It also appears in my book… 6,692 more words


Way Too Hot

Way Too Hot

Dear guest: it’s evident you’re one of us.
We keep it way too hot for human life
here in our home. You’re grinning fiercely. 49 more words


The world no longer tolerated human sounds.

We again had only the wind and birds and streams, not the constant thrum of industry.

Cars and trucks and trains lay askew, smoking and silent under gunmetal skies. 132 more words

Flash Fiction

Happy Halloween!

My doppelganger horror/thriller novella, The Untimely Deaths of Daryl Handy, is FREE today and tomorrow! Happy Halloween, guys!

The Untimely Deaths of Daryl Handy

Patrick Rutigliano

Halloween Carols 2

Happy Halloween, everyone!  It’s a horror hound’s favorite holiday!  Like last year, I thought I’d celebrate with some Halloween carols!

First, the traditional song to open the season: 122 more words


New Stories Up

So it’s been  a bit busy this week, though I’m afraid y’all haven’t really been able to see the fruits of it here.

The good news is that I have a  new story up at Smashwords, and this one is free! 77 more words