Carl Bettis

About Me

I'm a writer and software engineer in Kansas City, Missouri. Pronouns: he/him. I am on the Riverfront Readings Committee, and I edit a free horror e-zine, tiny frights.

My personal blog, Random Modulation, uses the Python-powered Pelican static site generator and a simple theme I created..

tiny frights

tiny frights - The web page for the free e-zine of short-form horror I edit.
tiny frights Substack - Read or subscribe to tiny frights.
tiny frights podcast - Available at the link, or probably from your usual podcast provider.
tiny frights podcast on Bandcamp - free. - tiny frights Mastodon account.
tiny frights Instagram - tiny frights Instagram feed.
tiny frights Facebook page - tiny frights Facebook page.


Random Modulation is my latest blog.
GOTO Poem - Where I play around with combining poetry and technology. I haven't updated it in a while.
Smashwords - About Carl Bettis - My Smashwords author page.


Caracabe Reads - My 2022 book reading log.
Caracabe at the Library of the Uncommons - One of my readings logs for 2023.
Caracabe at The StoryGraph - Another of my reading logs for 2023.


Caracabe Instagram - My personal Instagram feed.
Caracabe on Pxlmo - my presence on Pixelfed. - My personal Mastodon account.

Alter Egos

Bedrieger Junction - A fictional community where a bunch of my authorial aliases (or heteronyms) and I hang out. This is far from being the dorkiest thing I've ever done.
Reconcilable Indifference - The self-wiki created by my heteronym Basil Cartryte.
A Relentless Reprobate - The website of my heteronym Ian Erinson (coming soon).


The Blazing-World of Margaret Cavendish - a fan page for this 1666 work of satirical/utopian proto-sf.
Carl's Curdled Cream of Eek Halloween Playlist - a tiny subset of my massive spooky season playlist.


Caracabe DokuWiki - I use this domain to play around with various technologies.
Riverfront Readings - Presenting readings of poetry and literary fiction in the Kansas City area for over 30 years. I've been involved since the mid-to-late 1980s.