Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

If you follow my blog, you may have noticed I haven’t posted much lately.  I have a damn good reason.

The light and the dark.

The duality of human consciousness.  The core of existence.  The perfect balance within us all.

Or is it?

I started my blog tiptoeing that delicate balance between the light and the dark.  Prudent in presenting the more polished side of my character and virtue.  You’ve read it in the posts about my own father and daughter.  The unique spin I employ sharing my world.  My thoughts.  But dare I shamefully admit I have not been honest.

Would you believe me if I told you amidst that superficial harmony drummed the glorious cadence of a heart void of all pigment and tone…a terrible absence of all you have ever come to know.  Something beyond that which the sun can touch.  Something far more gluttonous than the gloam.

Something that has taken notice.

You might have seen it.  It has appeared, fleetingly, within my pages.  And always…always…I have restrained it.  Even as its choker rubbed raw my bleeding hands.

Within all of us exists the light and the dark.

For some, there is something far worse in between.

I haven’t posted much lately.  I have a damned good reason.

Pen of the Damned.

They are coming…

So the Tale Weaver speaks.

16 thoughts on “The Light and the Dark

  1. Damned dark indeed! As the Tale Weaver speaks, so shall we listen!

    1. Are you sure you wish to do that, Nina?

      1. I have no fear of the dark or the damned, and am very intrigued by this Tale Weaver and what he has to bring us.

  2. Angela says:

    I love that it made me understand… Why my light has a dark….love it. ..I am not alone

    1. Thank you, Angela. No, you’re not alone…there’s many things in the dark with you…

  3. Blaze McRob says:

    I believe this part of Joe will prove to be most interesting. Most indeed!


    1. Long time no speak, my friend. Good to hear from you. yes, I’m beginning to push myself into the directions I’ve always intended 😉

      1. Blaze McRob says:

        I seem to get pulled as well as pushed into the dark. My, my! It is a busy place!


  4. Madison Woods says:

    Good to know you’ve just been feeding your dark side.

    1. Hi Madison! It’s just been so hungry lately…don’t know if it can be appeased 😉

  5. Paul D. Dail says:

    Very curious indeed. I’ve been interested in the duality of the horror writer. On one hand, we can be the kindest people one could hope to meet. Yet we write some of the most dastardly content one could imagine. For me, when I’m not writing, it comes out in horrible nightmares.

    Maybe it’s opening ourselves up to the darkness that makes the light shine so bright.

    Again, I’ll be curious to see where you’re going with this.

    Paul D. Dail A horror writer’s not necessarily horrific blog

    1. Hi Paul, thanks for stopping by 🙂

      You wrote: “Maybe it’s opening ourselves up to the darkness that makes the light shine so bright.” I cannot agree more. Very well put.

  6. I like the Dark ….sometimes things look much better there than in the light.
    Let’s see what the Dark Side of you has to say…..

    1. Hi Staury! Yes, the dark is a beautiful thing. Well, if you’re waiting to hear what the “dark” of me has to say, I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed… 😉

  7. You speak of the duality that resides in all of us, for some, an easy association can be made between light and dark, we fight when we must, and when the fight is no more we return to peace. For others, the darkness remains a constant reminder of what we are capable of, and what we fear most, in others, as well as ourselves. I have stared into darkness my friend, and I know what she holds.. Have you ?

    1. Hello, Donald. Yes, I have. Darkness comes in many forms, wears many faces. And unlike some people, I have a healthy respect for her…

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