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About richardfyates

Compulsive creator of the bizarre and absurd. (Artist, writer, poet, provocateur...)

“Appetite (With Lots of Legs)” by Richard F. Yates

The teeth, the spidery legs, it scuttled and snapped—flicked its tongue… “I don’t care how much you’re going to complain! I’m not making those cookies until you take out the garbage,” his wife said… “You hate me,” it grumbled, flicking … Continue reading

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SHARKEY AND THE JABBERWOCK – Chapter 9 – “Sharkey Meets Alice” by Richard F. Yates

[So far in this story, I’ve had several different plot-lines moving and shaking and doing their own things. In this episode, we see two of those lines cross, finally. If you haven’t read the backstory, go HERE and catch up. … Continue reading

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“Dapper Death” by Richard F. Yates

After several centuries of that depressing cloak and scythe combo, Death decided to update his image… —Richard F. Yates (Primitive Thoughtician and Supreme Bunny Lord of The P.E.W.) SUPPORT INDEPENDENT FOLKS WHO ARE JUST MAKING STUFF BECAUSE THEY LOVE IT!!! … Continue reading

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“There were Mustaches in the Cereal Box” by Richard F. Yates

Every child is excited to see what kind of prize awaits them deep in the midst of that puffed wheat and sugar. Little did they know, these deadly creatures, disguised as human facial hair, had crawled into the box of … Continue reading

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“Gator-Dog” by Richard F. Yates

Gator-Dog likes to play fetch, although I often throw a big stick, and he brings back a human leg. Silly Gator-Dog… —Richard F. Yates (Primitive Thoughtician and Supreme Bunny Lord of The P.E.W.) SUPPORT INDEPENDENT FOLKS WHO ARE JUST MAKING … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 107: Edges of Science”

A few months ago, I heard Thom Powell on a paranormal radio show hosted by George Knapp, and Powell said he was a middle school science teacher in Portland, Oregon, and also a Bigfoot investigator. I was at work while … Continue reading

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“Fear of a Thing…” by Richard F. Yates

Saying goodbye to this painting, which I completed more than a year ago. It’s acrylic and collage on an old, emulsion coated screen printing screen. Yesterday was Gage Jones’s birthday, and since he’s been one of my most supportive collectors, … Continue reading

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