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The Bleeder (A Short Story) [Kindle Edition]

J.R. Rain

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Book Description

Leo Dershowitz gave up hope of artistic glory long ago. A mediocre painter at best, he relies on the generosity of women to pay the bills. One day, Leo stumbles across a grisly means of inspiration and—in a flash—his fate changes forever. Before long, nothing can stop Leo from creating masterpieces, but at what cost?

The Bleeder is a dark, edgy tale from bestselling author J.R. Rain about how far one man will go to appease the macabre demands of his muse.

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About the Author

J. R. Rain was born in Southern California and has lived up and down the West Coast. He currently resides on a small island outside of Seattle. He is the author of fifty novels and ten short-story collections. He has sold over two million e-books across all platforms. J. R. Rain is a Hemingway enthusiast and reads all he can about the man. Please find J. R. at

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 856 KB
  • Print Length: 25 pages
  • Publisher: StoryFront (4 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FEL1C0C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #313,060 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Bloodletting Inspiration"....... 16 Dec. 2013
By Robin Lee - Published on
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This is a very thought provoking and ironic story about the human psyche...Leo Dershowitz is a down and out artist...Not good enough to sell even one painting...Until one day their is an accident and Leo cuts himself.. Blood will pour from the wound when he gets dizzy, sees wonderful colors and a masterpiece he must get on canvas...Through the years he will become very famous, rich and well known..Will he give up his secret or will he sacrifice himself for his craft right into heaven......
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THOUGHT PROVOKING 5 Dec. 2013
By Penny - Published on
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This short story is of the excellent caliber that I have come to expect from J.R. Rain. Very thought provoking tale that will leave you wondering about the human psyche.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blood and Life 4 Jan. 2014
By Mindy - Published on
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Wow this is the Best short story that J R Rain has EVER WRITTEN. I won't give anything away. Just enjoy.
Worth your time and money.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Bleeder 5 Jan. 2014
By Kindle Customer - Published on
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Not bad for a short story. I rated it as a three star because it was just ok. Maybe it's because I am not really an art enthusiast. Personally I think the man was crazy and I would hate to think all great artists are crazy.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars POWERFUL, MOVING 5 Dec. 2013
By The Migrator - Published on
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This is a very powerful, moving short story that had a near and dear appeal to my wannabe artist's heart.
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