Paul L. Bates's Writings
Literal Latte, volume 4, number 5, July/August 1998
THE OPEN DOOR by Paul L. Bates As always, the inspector arrives just before I prepare my evening meal. With an understanding smile and a quiet demeanor, he begins by berating me gently for having once again left it open. And as always, I smile back and chatter as amiably as he about the many nothings that make up my life until he flies...
Paul L. Bates writes dark fiction, both short and long form. His work often crosses genre boundaries or ignores them altogether. Ever mindful of the surging wall of venal vacuity threatening to numb all our minds, crush all our spirits, his offerings,...