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Evil Fiction by Patrick M. Tracy

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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 […]


July 30, 2012

By Patrick M. Tracy “This is not acceptable,” Charlene squawked, her fists planted on her bony hips, her head canted to one side like a judgemental stork. Edith did her best not to make eye contact. It only encouraged Charlene to be more of a monster than she was under normal circumstances. The fact that […]

In Extremis

July 24, 2012

It goes right by you. It’s a fastball pitch, and you a kid in mismatched little league uniform pants and your brother’s hand-me-down cleats. You rush past all the mile markers, in a hurry for that promised land that’s somewhere up there, past the stuff you have right now, beyond the little turmoils you’ve got […]