In the Throes of Dismal Starvation has been rejected several times, simply because it’s a hard piece to find a place for. It’s not action, it’s not really horror, and it serves to induce a severe sense of depression and despair in the reader.
In fact, as I recall, writing In the Throes of Dismal Starvation so shocked me that I wasn’t able to write for some months afterwards! But now, in all of its glory, it has been published to Amazon. Here’s a link.
And here’s the photograph that inspired In the Throes of Dismal Starvation in the first place. Warning, it is somewhat graphic and extremely disturbing.