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Singing With All My Skin and Bone

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Come, my love, and I'll tell you a tale.

Tell me about the times before the fires. Sit down beside me in the dust and tell me stories of empire. Tell me about the times before the stars were so bright.
Tell me about the times before the sun cracked. Tell me a fairy story, a story with heroes.
Tell me a story that isn't this story. I need you to tell it to me like stories s
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Kindle Edition, 194 pages
Published May 22nd 2016 by Undertow Publications
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James Everington
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A few brief words of recommendation about this fantastic (in both senses) collection of short stories from Sunny Moraine. There's nineteen stories here, and they are all rich and satisfying and worth taking the time to savour. The tales in Singing With All My Skin & Bone are often in the first-person and often addressed to a "you" either inside or outside the tale. So they feel less like prose and more like the speech of someone who has to try and articulate the story of their life. Moraine’ ...more
Brian O'Connell
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A haunting collection of short stories that truly disturb me. Themes of gender identity, love, therapy, sympathy with the enemy, stories, suicide, recovering (or not) from tragedy, sex, revenge, death, and the search for meaning are explored through witches, A.I., the apocalypse, rips in the fabric of the universe, a carnivorous house, drones, prosthetic limbs, and more.

This review doesn't do it justice. If a term like "weird fiction" is meant for anything, it's this. Sunny Moraine is an utterly
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E.
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I had the great good fortune to publish two of these stories in Shimmer Magazine, so it was wonderful when this collection was announced. Sunny's work walks a very fine line between the real world and how we perceive it; real life is always stranger than fiction, and these stories explore that intersection. They are dark, and dreamy, and lovely. Some of them are hard to read, because they are so honest, but they are all the sweeter for that.
Lilly G
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's one of those collections that you could sit down and get sucked into and not move until you've flipped the last page. The author has a way of putting you directly in these different worlds, like popping up out of manhole onto the street of wildly different scenarios. Step out and look around, and get lost in the prose that is so lovely you often forget that the content of what you're reading is more haunting than comforting. Stand outs: Perdition of Salt, It Is Healing It Is Never Whole, Co ...more
Ryan Pidhayny
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Singing With All My Skin and Bone was my introduction to the writing of Sunny Moraine and it left me impressed. I wasn't crazy about the rampant first-person POV in the collection, but I can't deny that it lent the stories a very unique voice. I really enjoyed the weirdness of these stories. 'The Throat is Deep and the Mouth is Wide', 'Dispatches From a Hole in the World', and 'Event Horizon' were my favorites. If you're looking for a new writer of great dark fiction, definitely give this collec ...more
Leigh Harlen
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Honestly some of the best most lyrical writing in contemporary speculative fiction. Not every story will suit everyone, but the writing is always phenomenal and worth the journey all on its own. Some of the strangest, darkest, and most beautiful stories I've ever read. Sometimes uncomfortable, but never shocking for the sake of shock.
MadameNovelist
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Scary, haunting, and evocative. Sunny Moraine is marvelous at making you feel like words can steal your breath, flay you, break you, and mold you anew as you read. The impressions and feelings this short story collection inspires will stick in your gut for a while.
Damien Angelica Walters
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a fantastic, beautifully written collection! Sunny's stories are sharp little knives digging into your softest parts, leaving you breathless.
Theresa
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sunny Moraine is another author whose debut collection was released earlier this summer. Their fiction has appeared in Shimmer, Nightmare, and Lightspeed, which originally published “So Sharp That Blood Must Flow,” a pointed retelling of The Little Mermaid that was reprinted in The Year’s Best Weird Volume 2. Sharp is an apt descriptor for Moraine’s prose, too, showcased here in nineteen cleverly-crafted stories of dark, dark fantasy and science fiction.

“The line between truth and story is so th
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Diane
Jan 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I won this book in a Goodreads first-reads giveaway.

This book was unlike anything I've read before. Poetic in its imagery. Thought-provoking and surreal. Vivid and evocative.
mashedsalmon
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful Book

I've never read a book with imagery so vivid and a voice so intimate. This still has me hooked and wanting to come back for more.
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Sunny Moraine is a humanoid creature of average height, luminosity and inertial mass. They're also a doctoral student in sociology and a writer-like object who focuses primarily on various flavors of speculative fiction, usually with a decidedly queer bent. They spend most of their days using writing to distract from academics, except for the occasions when the two collide. They live just outside ...more
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