Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

Sex, as we all know, is the mechanism that puts us all on the planet, it’s proof positive that God wants us to feel something pleasant while we’re here. Having said that…it CAN be a ‘slippery slope’ leading some individuals to a Pandora’s Box of perversions that can destroy any hope for a healthy relationship. …

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Okay, it’s time to share a bit of creative writing – for all those in my “critique group,” please enjoy “Rubberneck” at http://www.josephpinto.com Story ideas come to me at the strangest of times, & I’ve learned never to hinder my mind’s ability to channel plots & images once they start rolling, no matter when it might occur …

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Rejection sucks. It sucks if you’re a child & your parents tell you no television!; it sucks if you’re a teenager & the pretty girl in school just turned you down; it sucks no matter what form rejection takes & what age you are when you’re forced to deal with it.  But rejection truly sucks …

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Stephen King said:  “If the stuff you’re writing is not for yourself, it won’t work.” I write because I’m possessed to do so.  Something gnaws at my brain; an emotion or image or thought repeating itself which just won’t go away.  And then I sit & express it.  No road maps.  No “let’s draft it out before I actually write this.”  I fly by …

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So how did I begin writing horror?.. I suppose the writing bug bit me when I was six years old or so.  I can thank my father for it.   He kept his bookcases stuffed with worn paperbacks – Stephen King, Peter Benchley, Robert McCammon – just some of the names I got my hands on back then.  I was …

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