Joseph A. Pinto

author of horror & poetic prose

A very belated happy 2017 to all! Few can predict what will happen over the course of a year, but I can – I foresee plenty of great horror fiction coming your way!  Don’t believe me?  Then read my story BOSTON’S BAD DAY! It first appeared on the Pen of the Damned.  If you’re not …

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The sandwich remains uneaten and forgotten, long since ravaged by mold.  Beside it, the milk in the glass is nothing but crusty, yellow mud.  The lunch now a mockery of what once was. He leans against the doorway, peering into the fruitless dark of his son’s room.  Clothes cling to his skin.  Thirty minutes prior, …

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Enter. Sit before the Tale Weaver. Be still; your incessant fidgeting only diminishes your concentration. Do you not hear it? There. There. Aah, stark terror glazes your eyes…but it should not be so. Relish instead, such a strange and horrid note, that awful baying from beyond the window sash. Silence yourself! I share with you …

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Hello!  I hope you’ve all been well since last we met. The dog days of summer are upon us, so what better way to cool off than by actually getting hotter: courtesy of horror fiction, that is.  I offer for your reading pleasure my latest tale to appear on Pen of the Damned titled It Drives …

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