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Professor of Fear
by William P. Robertson

Nick Pattywhack,
professor of fear,
finds fault with a fury.
He has red pens
for fingers
and scanner eyes
that turn
scholar truths
to twaddle.
His voice is the father
of indignation.
It thunders, belittles
and scars.
Lectures he gives
on his talks
with God.
On dissenters
he sics
his doppelganger.


William P. Robertson had a productive 2002. His first two novels, Hayfoot, Strawfoot: The Bucktail Recruits and The Bucktails' Shenandoah March, both co-written with David Rimer, were released by White Mane Publishing. Robyl Press put out Bill's audio book of horror verse and rock songs, Until Death Do Impart, now available at the Project Pulp online bookstore. To top off the year, Robertson collaborated with G.W. Thomas on an e-book of horror poems and photos entitled Brothers of Darkness.


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"Professor of Fear" © William P. Robertson. Used by permission of the author.
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