Nasty, Brutish, and Short
Evil Fiction by Patrick M. Tracy

Welcome to NBNS!


My name is Patrick M. Tracy. This site began as a repository for my original Flash Fiction. In the many years since its inception, it’s become a home for  my episodic series stories, as well. The one I’m currently working on began with a story called Bronar Lives, and has been running for some time now.

I’m interested in sharing this space with other writers, both established and aspiring. While it is a small niche in the vast, uncaring sea of the internet, I offer the chance to those who wish to take it. If anyone would like to submit one of their stories for display on this site, please click here for submission guidelines.

The idea here is to tell a full story in only 500 words or so. In most of my early entries, you’ll see that I took that pretty seriously, only sometimes stretching things out to 1,000 words or so. Now…things have gotten a bit less stringent around here.

The stories posted here will be in the Horror/Dark Fantasy/Dark Sci-Fi genre, so if you’re interested in “that sort of thing”, please take a look. Even if you’re not really sure if you like stories of this sort, hey, they’re short! What do you have to lose? A few minutes of your time? Your sanity and very soul? Nothing much, you’ll admit. Come on, give ’em a try, won’t you?

Stories will appear under “Recent Posts” on the sidebar, with the name of the story being the link. The three most recent posts will also be on the page called “New Deviltry”, if you’d rather read them that way. As we go along, you may want access to all the stories on one great page. You want it, you got it. Click here for Everything!

If you’re seized by a wicked compulsion to know more about me, please click here for the awful truth.

The Obligatory Warning: These stories are intended for adult audiences, and many will contain language and themes that are not appropriate for young readers. So, little Sally-Anne, take that as a warning! These stories might rot your mind! Don’t read them unless your parents say it’s all right!

We Got an Award!  See Below!

I recently received an email from a place called Guide to Art Schools.  They’d stumbled across NBNS while looking for good short fiction sites to refer their browsers/students to.  Turns out, they liked me.  They really liked me!  Anyway, the little reward picture on the left is my badge of honor.  If you want to check out more of the selected sites, please click the link that follows Best Short Fiction Blogs.  Anyway, I’m done crowing now.  As you were.

3 Responses to “Welcome to NBNS!”

  1. Looks as if the end of all things is imminent. What a journey!

  2. Enjoyed reading this. Glad to see you back!

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