Devil Is In The Details

Wrenching, beautiful, and vengeful. Joseph Pinto (author of “Flowers for Evelene”, “Dusk and Summer”, and “Memorial”), paints the canvas with haunting imagery and smooth prose that pulls you in from the first word. Come, and revel with the Damned.

Her eyes speak volumes, assuring him it will be as it was; it will be alright. He knows it won’t be—it can’t be.

Nothing escapes the scrutiny of the incandescent lighting above their heads. No dark space exists for him in which to hide. He scrubs the stubble along his chin. “It’s coming out amazing, honey.”

He watches the artist deliver life to his daughter with thoughtful strokes, imbuing pallid skin with a fresh blush. He pushes a smile to his lips, watching his little girl watch him. She knows his nuances; the flutter of his lashes gives him away every time. She is his blood, after all.

Statuesque, she sits quietly for her portrait. It crushes his heart. Her beautiful lips, once so full like those of her mother, stretch like crinkled strips of weathered jerky now, the music silenced from her dancing eyes. She is tired, so…

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An Update for Ya!

Hey gang,

How are things? I hope well.

I wanted to come and drop some of what is going on in my life for you all.

My new job is almost at baseline status in regards to my weekly schedule. I’ve been taking a class and working overtime, so I knew the first few weeks would be extremely busy. I’ve put writing on a simmer so my focus wouldn’t be overloaded when I am trying to absorb everything I can to be an effective supervisor and caregiver on the clock, and also, a dedicated father and husband at home. Working with folks who have TBI’s (Traumatic Brain Injuries) is a passion of mine, and helping to lead an amazing team is rewarding and at the end of the day, fun.

I’ve had to force myself to slack with the stories and poor Ghoul is feeling neglected. But hey, you know, life happens. Writers are selfish, and sometimes we make choices that will benefit the readers later in time. Just be patience, and thank you for sticking around.

Also, I’ve been extended an invitation to be a part-time contributor for Pen of the Damned, and I gladly accepted that offer! I am thinking that after this week I will be ready to hit the words seriously and ready to post on my normal schedule once again, with the additions of Pen of the Damned’s stories being reblogged here with links to author pages and social media goodness for them as well.

Thanks again everyone for being a reader, and more importantly, for having toe nails. Random appreciation, I get it, but have you ever thought what humans would look like without toe nails? Or even, finger nails?

Cuticles: they prevent gross moments in everyday interactions that we take for granted.

Don’t take that shit for granted.

Take it easy everyone!

John Potts Jr.