Blood on the Page: The Complete Short Fiction of Brian Keene, Volume 1

By Brian Keene

“This is my present. this is often my legacy. this is often my curse…”

BLOOD at the web page is the 1st e-book in a chain gathering all of Brian Keene’s brief fiction. integrated during this quantity are such critically-acclaimed and fan favourite tales as “Burying Betsy”, “Dust”, “The Resurrection and The Life”, “I Am An Exit”, “Fast Zombies Suck”, “Bunnies In August”, “I Sing a brand new Psalm”, and lots of more.

those are tales of affection and hate. belief and betrayal. Happiness and heartbreak. fact and lies. Innocence and paranoia. Flying and falling. unsatisfied endings and conspiracies of 1. those are tales approximately zombies, ghosts, serial killers, and the main bad monsters of all—ourselves.

BLOOD at the web page – the one factor we need to worry is… every little thing.

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Whatever pelted him at the shoulder. Then another—hard. Jesus, he inspiration, did I simply get shot? A second later he discovered that it was once raining dust. “Oh, fuck this! Myers, I’m coming down. ” forsaking the gun, he dropped down contained in the motor vehicle, slamming the hatch close in the back of him. “Don’t say anything,” he warned. “It’s just for a minute. Then I’ll return up. ” “Couldn’t say a lot if i wished to. ” Bleary-eyed, Myers pointed to the radio. “Nothing yet static the final ten mins. ” “You can’t come up with anyone? ” “Nothing, guy. Strangest fucking factor I’ve ever noticeable. ” Myers tapped his hands to the drums at the ‘Kashmir’ loop. Bloom started to sing alongside back. “I am a tourist of either time and space—” “Hey, who sings this? ” Myers requested him. “Led Zeppelin. ” “Well, then close up and allow them to. ” Bloom punched him within the shoulder, grabbed a toddler wipe, and wiped clean extra sand from his face. Myers excited about the line. Bloom may well inform that the combo of the sandstorm, fatigue, strange terrain, and now blackout stipulations have been operating opposed to him. “You ok, Myers? ” “I can’t preserve my eyes open. I’m riding whereas status up and I’m nonetheless falling asleep! ” “Let me take over. ” “We can’t cease, specially now. We’ll get rear-ended. ” as though to demonstrate his element, the truck in entrance of them all at once swerved again into view, veering off the trail and vanishing back into the blackness. Myers gasped. “Where the hell are they going? ” “They most likely nodded off. Now permit me force! ” “I’m okay,” Myers insisted. “Just sit back, and support me watch sooner than us. ” It was once an extended and hazardous evening. The typhoon and fatigue tired the caravan in a manner the Iraqi forces by no means may. Drivers fell asleep on the wheel and veered off their direction. squaddies at the back of them fought via strolling to wake the drivers and get them relocating. Then one other driving force within the convoy could nod off, and the total ordeal began once more. touring off-road, they’d lose sight of the automobiles in entrance of them and switch off in different instructions. The radios labored sporadically. there has been normally simply the hiss of static, sometimes interrupted by means of a take hold of of harassed dialog or barked orders. The commander of an Abrams tank radioed that he was once misplaced, couldn’t see the remainder of the convoy, and used to be nearly out of gasoline. Others have been dispatched to discover him, yet not anyone may find him. Then the commander stopped responding. Rendell puzzled over the radio if their evening imaginative and prescient goggles might aid. “NOD’s can’t see via sand—” O’Malley’s curt answer was once lower brief via an explosive whine of suggestions, and the radio went lifeless. “The fuck is happening? ” Bloom requested. “Look at that! ” Myers mentioned the window. the top of the radio antenna glowed with a ball of blue power. Bloom grabbed the handset to invite if somebody else was once experiencing the phenomena, and bought stunned. “Ouch! ” He sucked at his tingling arms. “What the hell is that? ” Myers shrugged, gaping on the phenomenon. “Static electrical energy? St. Elmo’s hearth? Who is aware? ” “How are we speculated to struggle a conflict during this shit?

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