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Patrick Skelton (Patrick Ryder)

I joined Create50 in 2015. I have reviewed 31 projects.

Intermittent writer. Life keeps getting in the way. So I can't write because of life but I certainly can't write without it. If you have a solution to this, I will cross your palm with silver.

Films that Inspired Me

1970s Hammer Horror, Terminator, Alien, 2001, Lord of the Rings

My Favorite Quote

"It won't make any difference." - Character Newt in Aliens

My Friends

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About Me

I am a writer of dark fiction. I chose this description of my writing because it fits better than any of the existing labels I could find. Whatever type of writing I am doing, it tends to have something to say about the shadier aspects of what it is to be human. Dark fiction seems like a reasonable way to describe this.

I live just outside York, England, with my beautiful wife, Jillian. We have two mental dogs, Foggy and Odie, both free to a good home... or any home really.

I am a qualified software engineer, and I have spent some time working for Revolution Software, on the famous Broken Sword series of adventure games. Software and writing still fight it out for my time (and sanity).

My Recent Work

Story: Regression Draft 4 for Singularity 50

Story: Predator-Draft-3-by-Patrick-Ryder Draft 3 for Twisted50 vol 2

Story: Hell Draft 2 for Twisted50

Story: Small Print Draft 1 for Twisted50

Work I Really Enjoyed and Recommend

50 Later by Chris McAleer

The Birds Began To Sing by Jennifer Hawkins

Seeds by Ashlee Renz-Hotz

Incubator by Rachael Howard

The mouse the switch and the cupboard by Jane Badrock

Dying Inside by Larry Smith

Citizens' Advice by Tara Basi

The Bell by Patty Papageorgiou

The Beholder by Stephanie Wessell

Grandmother, what big teeth you have by Christine Eastman

It's Not what I Planned by Kathryn Hollingworth

Work I have left feedback on (10 of 31)

50 Later by Chris McAleer

Tea for Two! by Michelle Hood

2B by Caroline Slocock

Here Endeth The Lesson by Danielle Wager

The Birds Began To Sing by Jennifer Hawkins

Seeds by Ashlee Renz-Hotz

Obsolete by Alison Hogge

Citizens' Advice by Tara Basi

Citizens' Advice by Tara Basi

Mercy Weighs In by Diann Beck

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Create50 Live Projects

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Singularity 50 // Book // collection of short stories

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Twisted50 vol 2 // Book // collection of short stories

Currently accepting stories

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The Singularity50 Book Has A Website

Quick update, we now have a website for The Singularity50. The stories are still, as you know, being read, re-read and judged. But do check out the site and if you would like to write a blog about your experiences and story for The Singularity, drop me a line with it and we will get it published on the site