NEW FICTION BY THOMAS R CLARK A Grave Apart By Thomas R Clark (c) 2020 1: OMENS   Blood flowed through the streets of Wrath Creek, and the shootist rode upon its wake. Above him, the high noon sun shined.... Continue Reading →

Butter Bars – An Original Short Story by Thomas R Clark

    Butter Bars By Thomas R Clark © 2020 By Thomas R. Clark All Rights Reserved. Don’t Pirate my free story, ya dirty bastards!   A trio of soldiers in full battle dress, holding M4 Carbines, moves with precision... Continue Reading →


Want some free fiction from me? How about something you can play along with, too? The weekly #StitchedSaturday writing prompt and my flash piece, CROSSING THE LINE. Like it. Share it. #SpreadTheScares

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Crossing the Line
By Thomas R Clark

Scatman sat in the shadows behind the police line, waiting for dinner to take itself out. The falling rain masked his breathing, and the stench of the place covered his own. You don’t shit where you eat, the old adage said. Unless your name is Scatman, in which case you eat where you shat.

For most people, some things are better left unseen by those possessing any moral compass. They’re the shit-stained skeletons in your closet. Like the bottom of a car, pitted and rusted. The interior of a septic tank filled with years of crap and piss. Or any of your relatives fucking. And then there’s the location of a murder, something altogether in a league of its own.

Despite the circumstances surrounding its inception, all murder scenes come to the same conclusion. They’re tantamount to a pile of crap. They’re wretched…

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Re-Hacking: The Appeal of Warrens and the Birth of the Conjuring Franchise

I wrote this one for Project iRadio back when THE CONJURING 2 came to the big screen. It’s no secret how I feel about Ed and Lorraine Warren and their bullshit, #hacks. Ed was a sexual abuser and Lorraine was... Continue Reading →


Here are my books you can get for less than a dollar during the coronavirus pandemic! Click on the cover pictures and they will take you to the Amazon link so you can download the eBook for $.99! My short... Continue Reading →

Batman, Diversity in the Face of Toxic Fandom, and Becky Cloonan

The reboot of DC comics was hot when the New 52 came out, and led to big changes in the industry. One included the time ever the regular Batman title was drawn by a… GHAST… woman. Her name is Becky... Continue Reading →

THE LEGEND OF TARZAN: The Lord Of The Stereotypes and How to Retool an Icon 

Here's one of the few articles I published on Project iRadio's page during our tenure with the failed podcasting network. It a review/op-ed of the Tarzan film to come out that year. I got to talk to Joe R. Lansdale... Continue Reading →

Tales From Beyond the Pale Revisited

The Coronavirus continues to spread, it's snowing, and I've got a blog to share some things with you all this week. One of the features I wrote for Rue Morgue, and gave back to them too late, was for Larry... Continue Reading →

#StitchedSaturday March 28th

The Stitched Saturday Writing prompts are back! This one is due for next Saturday…

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Artist info soon

Rules to participate:

Please read the rules carefully. We want everyone to be able to participate and to do that we need order.

Word Count: do not exceed 1000 words

Send to: Stories should be e-mailed to stitchedsaturday(at) with author’s name, “about me”, any links you want to share, and if you have one please share an author pic. If you are not ask author, do this for fun. We’d like to know more about you!

Comment: please comment on there stories and show your appreciation. A simple, “great read” or, “thanks!” will do. Liking and sharing the post helps us as well. You’re getting a free story, share the wealth.

Try to only send me one, clean copy of your story. Sending multiples because you forgot to fix something end up confusing and bogs down my email.

Have fun. Show off your talent. Encourage one another.

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