Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

SAVIOR Man of Steel why won’t you come down from your perch high above Metropolis save me I have desperately tried to fly in your cape but you left me no field guide and in this world I need to be more than just a hero Do you remember when I gazed upon you with …

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I had the opportunity to chaperone my daughter’s kindergarten class trip last week. We visited World of Wings, a great facility featuring a butterfly atrium, rooms filled with creepy-crawly bugs and slithering reptiles (inside their holding tanks, of course), and a whole host of other fun exhibits.  But the single attraction that stole the show …

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I mentioned in last week’s post that the idea behind my short story LUNCH came from a poem I had written back in December 2012. For curiosity’s sake, here it is: JUST NOT HERE On this darkened night I hold you Arms empty. Your memory my solitary light Wind raps at pane, sneaks under door …

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Greater than anything I could achieve as a writer, my daughter scored 7 out of 10 ‘red words’ correctly on her kindergarten test. At, my, are, with, me, come, what, you, my, can.  Those words are just some of the ‘red words’ she has been learning; the building blocks of language.  The keys to reading.  …

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Welcome to Coffin Hop 2013! While racking my brain trying to decide what to do for Coffin Hop this year, I decided – what the hell, I may as well give away three prizes. Besides the prose I offer below, I’m going to pick three winners from those who comment on this post and offer …

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