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Name of Web-Serial: SPLINTER Posting Schedule:  Every other Friday Post Minimum: 1,000 words Genres: Steampunk Adventure, Historical Fiction Graphic Elements: Mild language, Mild violence, No sexual content (romantic elements only) Summary: Reeling from the deaths of their father and older

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SPLINTER Episode 1: Return to Albright Acres

Episode 1: Return to Albright Acres Pike The hinges buckled as the wagon wheels slid into ruts on the familiar dirt road. The grooves forced our path, running so deep we had no choice but to keep moving forward. Luckily,

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SPLINTER Episode 2: Bodies in the Barn

Episode 2: Bodies in the Barn Pike Riding horses in the pasture, swimming in the creek, playing army in the woods—fond memories flooded over me as we galloped over the knoll. Albright Acres sprawled before us, its white dormers and

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SPLINTER Episode 3: An Evening at the Admiral’s Keg

Episode 3: An Evening at the Admiral’s Keg Al A carefree tune rolled off the keys of the wind-up player piano. Each note faded under a sultry voice—one that held the attention of a dozen dreamy onlookers. As the final

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SPLINTER Episode 5: The Living and the Dead

Episode 5: The Living and the Dead Al I rode hard up to the house, not daring to look back. Farmhands scattered around the yard, and the dogs were barking like they’d treed a coon. At least I hoped it

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SPLINTER Episode 8: From the Wreckage

Episode 8: From the Wreckage Al My ears rang like someone had used my head to smash in the keys of an out-of-tune piano. Debris rained around me, and the dust was as thick as fog. I stretched to rub

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SPLINTER Episode 9: Whispers in the Wind

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Episode 9: Whispers in the Wind Pike “What in Heaven’s name happened to you?” Mae gawked from the doorway as we climbed the porch steps. She glanced at Lloyd, who was sneaking around the corner of the house, leading the

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SPLINTER Episode 10: Pieces of the Puzzle

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Episode 10: Pieces of the Puzzle Pike After dinner, Al and I retired to the study. I sat at Pa’s desk, rolling and unrolling the ticker tape, replaying the day’s events in my head, and trying to make sense of

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SPLINTER Episode 11: The Sleepless Giant

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Episode 11: The Sleepless Giant Al My legs were restless, and I couldn’t stop fidgeting. Everyone else had gone to sleep hours ago, but something kept me awake. I beat my pillow with my fist and pulled the covers around

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SPLINTER Episode 12: Promises

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Episode 12: Promises Pike “Where is he? I can’t believe he’d just go off like that.” I burst through the front door, letting it slam behind me. “Of all the inconsiderate, irresponsible—” “Who ya mad at, Pike?” Maddie combed a

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