Author Archives: Kevin_Fraleigh

About Kevin_Fraleigh

I am a novelist, and much of my writing is predicated on the concept that within each of us is a hole. For some of us, the hole is a divot, shallow and insignificant. But for many of us the hole is a cavern, deep and expansive. We try to fill it with sex or drugs or religion, but the cavern has an insatiable appetite. This is where the dark things live―the things that fill our nightmares. The things that claw at our minds. The things that inspire the stories of horror, madness, and twisted realities. From the depths of that cavern come the seeds of my stories. Won’t you join me in the dark edges of reality? Learn more about me from my blog at You can find my novels at,, and most eBook retailers. You can also read some of my full length short stories at

Death without death

“The priests would have you believe have you believe that life is linear, with no deviations or side trips.  Just birth to death to after-life, that’s it, with an eternity of waiting for whatever comes next.  Personally I don’t think … Continue reading

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The Leader

Editor’s note: The election ran “smoothly”, but there’s still time… A big win, a big win it was, Monumental, all would agree, A new start for America, A new start for the land of the free. The country waited and … Continue reading

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Passing The Time With Research

Okay, so what’s the best way for a writer to pass the time when he’s recovering from a second heart surgery, research of course!  And watching the X-Files on Netflix. My current line of inquiry has to deal with the … Continue reading

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So I Had Surgery A Few Days Ago…

So I had surgery a few days ago and my wife heard me in the kitchen. “What are you doing?” she asked. “I was walking to get some exercise and noticed the paper towel holder was empty,” I said, “so … Continue reading

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“I’m not a writer,” he said, “not a real one.  If I were a real writer I could pour whiskey in one end and shit novels out the other.”  From the diary of Ray Travis.

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“In retrospect,” he said, “I think that Mr. Black Widow got the better part of the deal.”

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Epitaph of the Common Man

He was born. He accomplished nothing of significance. He died. If I have learned nothing else, it is that Thoreau was right.

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