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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 4: Ghosts of Albright Acres

Episode 4: Ghosts of Albright Acres Pike “I can’t remember the last time I ate so well.” I dabbed my napkin across my mouth then set it to the side of my plate. “A fine homecoming meal, Ellie.” “Well, thank

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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 6: Airship Down

Episode 6: Airship Down Al A cold droplet plopped on my cheek. I blinked eyelids of lead and then quickly squeezed them shut as they adjusted to the oppressive sunlight. The tresses of the porch blurred in and out of

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SPLINTER Episode 7: The Crash Site

Episode 7: The Crash Site Pike Our horses opened into a gallop as they charged through the meadow and into the treeline. Al sailed ahead of the rest of us, as usual, seemingly without a care in the world, but

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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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