PAIN CAGES

...the blindfold slips a fraction.

I can see a little through my right eye; there isn't a lot of light, but I see metal bars in front of me, all around me. A glimpse of the cages on either side: a man, no more than forty, cowering in the corner of his. A woman--the one who'd told me I'd get myself killed--is transfixed by something right in front of her, tears tracking down her cheeks.

I follow her gaze and wish I hadn't...



Praise for this book

"Paul Kane's lean, stripped-back prose is a tool that's very much fit for purpose. He knows how to make you want to avoid the shadows and the cracks in the pavement." - Mike Carey

"Paul Kane has crafted a nifty little story with that greatest of gifts: the element of surprise." - Mick Garris

"Wonderfully unsettling... Paul Kane has offered you a dark and contemplative gift." - Christopher Golden

"Definitely a name to watch out for in the future of British Horror fiction." - Graham Joyce

"Paul Kane's fiction shows intelligence and imagination - he's a writer who's going places, and I can't wait to see what he comes up with next!" - Sarah Langan


Used availability for Paul Kane's Pain Cages

Paperback Editions

August 2011 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Pain Cages
Author(s): Paul Kane
ISBN: 1-927112-02-8 / 978-1-927112-02-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Books of the Dead
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA