Short stories by Brian Hodge

A self-described "multi-genre author," Brian Hodge has published a number of novels and short story collections, primarily in the horror, dark fantasy, and crime genres. He has been nominated for the World Fantasy, Shirley Jackson and Bram Stoker Awards.

Listing 8 stories.

Two brothers set out in the rural midwest to discover the fate of their grandfather who went missing fifty years prior, leaving behind only an enigmatic 'song' and a photo of an unidentified woman.

A young boy uses his mystical but threatening power for good when the girl next door needs his help.

When a father's child is swallowed by a sinkhole, his quest for answers leads him into the dark secrets of an abandoned mine and a 1920's corporate cover-up.

After their grandmother’s death, two cousins travel to her cabin in the woods, only to find she’s been hiding the truth about one cousin's missing sister and the forest spirit that haunts the area.

Animal whisperer Kerry, terrified of water, reluctantly accepts Homeland Security's request that she fly to an island prison and attempt communication with their captives, a horde of proto-human sea creatures.

In a post-apocalyptic world, a girl struggles to keep her family united after her father kills their neighbor and is strapped to the rotting corpse in punishment.

A group of men in a small American town make a deal with an ancient being in the 1960s so that the town would never change. Now, the last of the men is on his death bed, and the rest of the town struggles with what his death means for them.

A Latino rock band travels to an archaic city in Mexico to visit the statue of the patron saint of death, Santa Muerte. Encountering a dogmatic group that abducts them, the band will need to do much more than pray to escape with their lives.