|With a surgeon's skill,
editor Kevin L. Donihe stitches a diverse
collection of fiction and poetry together
to bring Bare Bone to life. Another
Dr. Frankenstein, he assembles the pieces
of others, birthing one complete monster to
send lurching towards the darkness.
Stories from past issues
have received Honorable Mentions in The
Year's Best Fantasy and Horror #15 and #17
and another was reprinted in The Mammoth
Book of Best New Horror #13. Bare Bone
is now a bi-annual anthology.
#7 is a haunting collection
of fiction and poetry including taut tales
by Donald R. Burleson, Ronald Damien Malfi
and James Chambers and poetry from Charlee
Jacob, Holly Day and Cathy Buburuz among
The story "0.05" by Gary Fry and the poem "Gein" by Charlee Jacob both received honorable mentions in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror 2005.
The Ghosts of York
Mark Patrick Lynch
With Me Chris Ringler
The Script Jeff Somers
0.05 Gary Fry
Shards From the House of Glass
Mark Howard Jones
Fatty Mollie L. Burleson
In a Church with no Walls
Picture Man James Chambers
The Clown Walks at Midnight
John R. Platt
The Cafe on the Corner Mark
PearlMutter J.M. Heluk
Spiders and Saints E. Sedia
A Grown Woman Gary McMahon
Country Living Donald R. Burleson
Beneath You Albie
Mesomorph Paul A. Toth
Household Gods John Sunseri
Pink Leatherette Craig Synder
The Glad Street Angel Ronald
Eat Donna Taylor Burgess
Blueprint in the Ghetto Cathy
The Ladder to the Moon K.S.
How The Zombie Holocaust...
Michael A. Arnzen
Cast Out David Bain
Gein Charlee Jacob
Succummed Jeffrey A. Stadt
Whack Daniel C. Smith
Possibilities Yael Fattal
The Garden of Darkness K.S.
The Marionette's Revenge Kendall
technicolor and me Pugnacious
...Rage... David Bain
What people are saying
about Bare Bone #7:
“While Bare Bone can happily be read in one sitting, it is ideal for use in places where you only have a few minutes to read something. I would recommend this series.”
for anyone who loves good, original, well
written short stories."
"The great thing about
the independent press is that it isnt
ruled by grey-suits worried about the commercial
merits (thats safety and blandness
in plain English) of its output. As a result,
experimentation and ideas are in rich supply.
Bare Bone #7 is a prime example of
a publication that allows its writers to
play with ideas and concepts and give their
imaginations full rein."
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