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Hello, Friends

Hello Friends,

Your old pal Pat Coughlin here, wishing you a Happy Halloween and hoping you’re not tooo haunted!  It’s been a little bit since my last posting, and so I thought I’d just say Hi, I’m back! and that I’ll be back in proper blog posting swing for the foreseeable future.  Hooray!  Here for your consideration has been posted the final installment of Stanley Squantro, Boy Detective, in the hopes of appropriate scary strangeness for the day.  Thank You for your time, and if you like what you find here, please let me know!  I am eternally grateful for any such interactions however short and sweet they may be.  A click of the Like button, even!  Well, that’s enough of that, thanks again, and I’ll be seeing you here on Pat Coughlin’s Blog!  That’s me!

Love, Pat


I Like You Do You Like Me?

Hello friend,

Just a quick note to say thank you for visiting my humble abode.  My greatest hope is that your time spent here is well compensated with enjoyment.  If you are a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, folktales or the myriad other vehicles of fantastical imagination, please check out The Days and Nights of NellyMas or Hidden Cities pages located at the top of the blog.  If you know anybody that hungers for such things I would be in a state of great gratitude if you sent them my way, the way of Pat Coughlin’s Blog. 

Now that that unpleasantness is over (Could I be more presumptuous? Hey help me out a little more, please! Jeesh!), let me say I hope all is going very well with your exceedingly fine person as well as your loved ones.  All is well in the land of Pat Coughlin, that is to say, my land.  I’ve been a little restless or something lately and working on this here blog has been working out pretty well to relieve that so again, thank you for your participation, it means a lot! But if you’re not diggin’ it, don’t hang out out of pity!  Ahhh who am I kidding?  You love it!  How could you not? It’s so great I just don’t know what to say!  I mean, YOU”RE so great! Contemplate peach pit good fortune plate….ahhh, I’m startin’ to Shim Shoy out here, so I’m wrapping it up! Shtoobidup, smiddle…

Enjoy the rest of your day! 

Your Friend,

Pat Coughlin

Meet Greene Vardim Black

For your consideration,  I present to you the story of the sonambulic sorceror Greene Vardim Black, in the Hidden Cities Page at the top of the blog!  Thank You.

What’s up with this BLOG?

Here’s what’s up with this BLOG.  Pat Coughlin (me) is a guy that likes to come up with a lot of imaginary people in imaginary places, generally having adventures or living lives of otherwise abnormal dramatismoy.  Over the years since it all really got goin’, a full on storybook realized itself in the physical world, known, as it’s main focus and our good friend are known, as Squire Errant.

Squire Errant is the story of a man known as the Silver Knight, a greatly celebrated hero in a world that has forgotten such a person might exist.  Although he is a supreme fighter, and invincible in his silver armor, he is secretly a shameful coward.  He shares this secret only with his hypnotist, who is also his young squire and emotional punching bag.  One fine day the Squire decides he’s had enough of that shit and they go their seperate ways.  Then…

If you would like to read some of Squire Errant, please subscribe and say so in the comment box! 

Squire Errant established The MacroCosmic Monomyth, a supercolony story tree organism growing into our world, featuring many imaginary people with fascinating, unusual, exciting, dangerous lives.  Perhaps one of the most facinating, unusual, exciting and dangerous of these is the life of Vehn Rous, called The Mouse.  Half noble fighting man and half wandering Tinker, the circuitous path of Vehn Rous’  life experience courses through every aspect of the MacroCosmic MonoMyth and touches on countless of the storylives that incubate and grow within it, including, of course, the Silver Knight and Squire errant, as can be experienced in The Days and Nights of Nellymas. 

If you would like to read about Vehn Rous, please subscribe and say so in the comment box!

SHIM SHOY!  Funner than regular poetry!  Shim Shoy poems and folktales will appear on Pat Coughlin’s Blog regardless of your refusal to subscribe, so why not just subscribe and get some soul-delicious random Shim Shoy sent your way every once in a while?

Somewhere between The MacroCosmic MonoMyth and Shim Shoy we find some stories called The Mannersword and Hidden Cities.   The Mannersword, featuring long walking Boose Walksler, who is a girl or a boy depending on who’s reading it,  can be checked out at the blog of the same name, right next door to this one. 

Hidden Cities features the stories of Greene Vardim Black, he of the empty head, a blank slate sort of young fellow who comes to live with his Magician Uncle in the Hidden City of Chicago, as well as those intriguingly unusual individuals that become his friends and enemies and lovers.   

I’ll be posting some Greene Vardim Black for sure, but if you want it quicker, please subscribe and comment thusly!  Your wish is my command! 

Keep in mind the utter awesomeness featured at Pat Coughlin’s Blog, and please enjoy the rest of your day!

Thank You and Shim Shoy!


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