Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


I‘m pleased to announce the Kindle ebook release of my horror short story, MEMORIAL, a tale inspired by the Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea.

Pygmalion was a Greek sculptor from Cyprus whose creations were famous for their life-like appearance; unfortunately for many of the local maidens, Pygmalion lost all interest in women and vowed never to marry.

Until one day, he fell in love with his own creation, a sculpture of a woman he named Galatea.

Galatea, which means ‘she who is milk-white,’ stole Pygmalion’s heart, and he desired his statue as his wife.  The goddess Aphrodite, taking pity upon Pygmalion, granted life to Galatea.  Pygmalion and Galatea eventually wed and gave birth to a son, Paphos, for which the city in Cyprus is named.

I’ve always loved this particular chapter in Greek mythology, so I took special care when crafting my own story.

If you think you have an idea how I sculpted the plot for MEMORIAL, however, you might want to guess again.  After all, I do write horror, and I’m always good for some surprises 😉


Nicholas is a sculptor, renowned throughout the land.

But now he suffers from a ruined hand; worse yet, a fractured soul.

When his brother hires his talents for a final time, however, Nicholas suddenly finds himself at a crossroads: sculpt the only love he has ever known – his own brother’s wife.

Or carve a memorial for her heart…


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8 thoughts on “MEMORIAL

  1. Craig McGray says:

    Reblogged this on From Bright Minds Come Dark Things and commented:
    Grab a copy of the latest release from Joseph Pinto.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you Craig! 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Joseph Pinto’s latest Kindle short MEMORIAL is now available!

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you Jon! 🙂

  3. Bat Hughes says:

    Great cover! Congrats on the new release.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much, Bat!! 🙂

  4. Joseph, Congratulations on the release of your new short story! The book looks and sounds amazing…and I will take a look later 🙂 Have a great day.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hi Donna! 🙂 Thank you so much! 🙂

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