Cemetery Dance has released a number of its titles in digital format, and Brian Hodge’s Picking the Bones, a short story collection, is one you shouldn’t miss. Especially at the bargain price of only $2.99.

Description: Dying is easy. Living is hard.

Step back, back into the world of 1996…

“Dark fiction so numbing cold and cutting edge you better hold onto your ass with your free hand … There are no simple ‘entertainments’ or cheap grabs for the throat to be found here. Hodge is deadly serious about presenting a world where the worst punishment is the mere fact that you are aware you will probably live to see another day.”

So wrote critic Stanley Wiater about Brian Hodge’s renowned first short fiction collection, The Convulsion Factory. Three collections later, nothing has changed.

Well … maybe one or two trifling entertainments. A couple of cheap grabs for some body part or another. But that’s about it. There are still plenty of fates worse than death.

Table of Contents:

  • With Acknowledgments To Sun Tzu
  • If I Should Wake Before I Die
  • The Passion of the Beast
  • De Fortuna
  • The Firebrand Symphony
  • Brushed In Blackest Silence
  • Pull
  • An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Flesh
  • And They Will Come In The Hour of Our Greatest Need
  • Re: Your Application of 5/5
  • Where the Black Stars Fall
  • When the Silence Gets Too Loud
  • Guardian
  • Hate the Sinner, Love the Sin
  • A Good Dead Man Is Hard To Find
  • Our Turn Too Will One Day Come
  • When the Bough Doesn’t Break

You can pick up the Kindle edition for only $2.99 here: Picking the Bones

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