Next Up In The Weekly 1K Serials

The weekly 1K serials resumes tomorrow. Previously, I’ve run three stories that were published in the past, but no longer available to be read online anywhere. That changes tomorrow.

The next two stories you will read are two horror short stories that I wrote and submitted to specific anthologies. The first, Spinster’s Manor, was actually accepted but the anthology was never published.

The second, The Monster In The Second Reel, made it past the first round of cuts in the anthology it was submitted to, but fell short in the final cut. The comments I got back on it lead me to think it was close to making it in.

Since they were both written with the anthologies’ very specific themes in mind, it would be hard to find another anthology or even a magazine that would likely be interested in them. So, rather than let them gather cyber-dust in my short stories folder on my computer, I’ve decided to run them here and let you all enjoy reading them for free.

The same rules apply, each week it will be one chapter of around 1,000 words in length. There are a couple of chapters that come up short of 1K, but the breakpoints were naturally there, and you’ll get a few chapters well over 1K in return.

We’ll start with the three-part Spinster’s Manor and then go to the five-part The Monster in the Second Reel. Each chapter will drop here, or you can keep checking the page devoted to all of the 1K Weekly Serials on this site.

Enjoy these two original short stories. And when the first Saturday in February rolls around we’ll have an interesting new serial to share.

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