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Stephen King Teams with Humble Bundle For New Short Story

It’s almost spooky season—unless you’re you’re like us, then it’s always spooky season—and you’re probably on the hunt for a good way to scare yourself. The master of thrills and chills himself, Stephen King, has a brand-new tale of terror out today in collaboration with Humble Bundle. And you can get it for just $5. Best of all, all proceeds go to supporting the ACLU. Now that’s a scary good deal.

Red Screen by Stephen King

Humble Bundle

“Red Screen” by Stephen King is a never-before-published crime fiction short story that you can find right now on Humble Bundle. Humble Bundle’s very first collaboration. So it’s quite a feat they’re launching with the horror master himself. The brief description for the short story reads:

In this unsettling short story, a cop interrogates a deranged plumber who just murdered his wife, only to discover something far more insidious.

If you know Stephen King at all, you know there’s far more to the story beneath the surface. We can’t wait to find out what true horrors are lurking beyond the short summary.

The digital cover for Stephen King's Humble Bundle story Red Screen

Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle offers pay-what-you-want prices for their offerings, and this short story is no exception. It can be yours for a donation starting at just $5. 100% of all proceeds benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU fights to protect Constitutional freedoms in courts and communities.

At a moment when civil rights and liberties are facing threats across the country, we are heartened that Stephen King and Humble Bundle are joining together to support the ACLU to champion liberty, justice, and democracy,” stated Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU, in a press release.

The short story is DRM free and can be used on any device. “Red Screen” will only be available until September 16, 2021, so don’t miss your chance to add it to your Stephen King collection.

Kelly Knox is a freelance entertainment writer in Seattle, WA, who writes for Star Wars, DC Comics, and more. Her book Marvel Monsters is out now from DK Books. Follow her on Twitter for bad puns, pop culture coverage, and more.

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