Bullet Catcher begins this week! In Silverwood: The Door, the malevolence beneath the forest floor grows in power. All it needs is blood. In Tremontaine, Rafe and Reza come to some realizations. This week in 1776: The World Turned Upside Down, fresh off the failed conquest of Canada, Benedict Arnold must face his next challenge. Today Exquisite Corpse airs. Plus, a new micro story is published for Microfiction Monday!
How does a nice week in the woods sound? Like screaming. It sounds like screaming.Ever since the old Silverwood Electrical & Engineering labs shut down, the site, surrounded by trees on a quiet mountain, has been a peaceful refuge for campers of all kinds. But soon after a ragtag troop of scouts and a bus full of corporate drones arrive for a week of roughing it, the forest turns against them.There’s a strange pollen in the air that is making everyone agitated. Violent, even. There’s a creepy girl with a teddy bear. A giant, monstrous teddy bear. And there’s a malevolent force beneath the dirt, desperate to open a door between dimensions and return home. All it needs is blood.Welcome to Silverwood, campers.
The universe feels tilted around Silverwood, a former research facility turned woodland retreat. Strange messages arrive on cell phones. Strange creatures bubble up from the ground. And strange men wander the trees, bent on serving the deadly whispers in their ears. Whispers that are beginning now to reach a group of scouts and a group of weekend warriors. They can't ignore them, can't keep from picking at them, like a scab that is holding back a wound desperate to be ripped open.What did you think of the episode? Let us know in the comments or review it on Goodreads.
Who were the farmers and accountants, high-school dropouts and part-time soldiers, successful merchants and failed corset makers, who fought against the British empire for American Independence? Find out in 1776: The World Turned Upside Down, which explores their lives and tells the story of the American Revolution in an informal, playful way.In October 1776, Benedict Arnold takes to shipbuilding and through his wiles, takes on a British fleet. And you thought he was a soldier, not a sailor.Subscribe to 1776: The World Turned Upside Down for a month-by-month account of the story behind the American Revolution. Read or listen to Episode 1: January for free!
Welcome to Tremontaine, where ambition, love affairs, and rivalries dance with deadly results. A Duchess whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; a handsome young scholar with more passion than sense; a foreigner in a playground of swordplay and secrets; and a mathematical genius whose discoveries herald revolution when games of politics begin, no one is safe. Keep your wit as sharp as your steel in this world where politics is everything, and outcasts are the tastemakers.
Rafe realizes Reza’s friendship is essential to him. David Rook undertakes a grave mission. Diane and Octavian cement their alliance. Thanks to the Salamander, Tess makes an unsettling discovery. Kaab honors one of her own.What did you think of the episode? Let us know in the comments or review it on Goodreads.
In the desert, you can bend. You can splinter. But you can't break. Not if you want to be free.Immaculada Amaya Moreno has no kind of life in no kind of town. Her parents are dead, her brother probably is too. When a stranger arrives, a stranger who can bend bullets to his will, she figures she has nothing to lose. So like a cobalt shadow cast in the sand, she follows him into the wastes. She's hoping to find answers, purpose, maybe even some kind of life. What she finds will change not only her life, but her whole world.
Immaculada Amaya Moreno’s parents are dead. Her brother is long lost. And she's trapped, “adopted” out to a man whose idea of childhood is washing dishes in his saloon, day in and day out. But then a Bullet Catcher, like her brother longed to be, blows through town like a sudden, violent sandstorm. And for the first time that she can remember, Imma feels something like hope.If you haven't read episode one, you can read it for free now!What did you think of the episode? Let us know in the comments or review it on Goodreads.
This week's Microfiction Monday featured a micro story by Silverwood authors Sisters of Slaughter. Remember to turn your Serial Box push notifications on to get new micro fiction on Mondays at 3pm EST! Learn more here.