In this 1974 Science Fiction story by Craig Strete, the titular bleeding man is a Native American who continually, mysteriously bleeds.
This work includes the following tropes:
- Body Horror: The Bleeding Man's continuous bleeding.
- Bizarre Human Biology: No one can figure out how The Bleeding Man keeps bleeding, or how to stop it.
- Homage: To Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of Red Death
- Lima Syndrome: The doctor responsible for caring for The Bleeding Man feels pity for him.
- With Us or Against Us: The government official implies that the doctor's lack of enthusiasm for her plans would be troubling to the government higher-ups.