The Absence of Pain by Michael Cochran
Price: $7.99 USD. 76560 words.
Published by Black Rose Writing on February 16, 2012. Fiction.
On the neon lit streets of Memphis, a horribly disfigured man moves unnoticed with the crowd. He's wearing a hooded jacket to hide his mutilated countenance and his gloved hands are shoved into his pockets. The reason for all of the scars is he doesn't feel physical pain because he was born with a birth defect called Congenital Insensitivity to Pain.