Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

I glimpsed a tiny piece of Heaven last week. Or at least the purity intended on earth that more often than not goes wasted. No, I didn’t have an out-of-body experience.  I simply watched my Athena attend early pre-K for the first time. I was nervous.  Although Athena has slowly progressed through some of her developmental …

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My daughter Athena moved from a crib to a big girl bed last week.  She’ll be three on May 29 – a ripe time to attempt her “graduation”.  Believe me, when your three-year old moves from crib to big girl bed, it’s an occasion.   I went about it as dutifully as any dad, I should think.  Told my …

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I’m Joseph Pinto.  Mr. Mom.  Horror writer. It isn’t easy.  Being a horror writer, that is.  Spent most my life sacrificing my dream of becoming an author rather than chasing it down.  Sacrificed it to a thankless family business besieged by greed, deceit and corruption, and then sacrificed it to start my own.  Sacrificed it …

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My grandmother passed yesterday.  She was 96 and still sharp as a tack.  I was blessed to see her one last time just the weekend before, & the only thing I could think of was grilled cheese & tomato soup. See, as a kid in grade school, I always walked to my grandmother’s house at lunch …

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  I’d like to share something that occurred last night… My father passed away from pancreatic cancer on June 28,2007.  His illness & subsequent fight forever changed my life .  I’d like to reserve that story for future posts, for as I’ve mentioned, I intend my blog to be not just about my horror fiction, but about my life, …

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