Bones by Leslie Claire Walker
Approx. 9,290 words.
Published on December 6, 2010 by
Secret Fire Press.
Smoke salvages companies on the brink of bankruptcy. Lately every job seems cursed by an old man named Ballard with mysterious powers and a hunger for carrion. Ballard wants Smoke dead. Smoke wants to marry the old man's daughter. A twisted love story made for corporate hell. With bonus story "Night Wish."