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Evil Fiction by Patrick M. Tracy

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The First To Fall in ‘82

June 15, 2018

By Patrick M. Tracy Joanne dropped her bike and ran to his crumpled body. At least, she wanted to run. Her steps fell so slowly, like playing drums under water. She stepped over the kid’s shoe. It lay there on its side, a wad of gum stuck in the figured instep, the laces burst and […]

Worse Than a Headache

August 1, 2013

By Patrick M. Tracy “You bit me,” Charlene said, holding her shoulder where Ted’s teeth had pressed down hard, almost enough to draw blood. “These things happen,” Ted said with a whimsical shrug. “You know how it is.” Charlene backed away. “I don’t, Ted. You’d better tell me.” It was important to keep him talking […]

On the Mountainside

August 11, 2012

By Patrick M. Tracy Wendell sells the fancy popcorn, like you see in the colored cellophane twists at the store sometimes. He has a little trailer, complete with a propane powered kettle, a boombox for when things get slow, a folding chair to rest his feet while eating his lunch. He also hawks the chainsaw […]