Dark Crossings Double Feature: Rites of Passage Now Available on Amazon

Dark Crossings Double Feature: Rites of Passage Now Available on Amazon

We’re HUGE fans of short stories here at Collective Inkwell.

We’ve been reading them since we were kids, and publishing them since 2011.

We started Dark Crossings as our short story moniker to pay homage to shows like The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Outer Limits and Tales from the Darkside.

So in 2016, we’re publishing a new Dark Crossings Double Feature every other month. Sean and I will each write a short story and publish them together, with author notes, exclusively at Amazon (find out more on why in this post).

DARK CROSSINGS DOUBLE FEATURE: RITES OF PASSAGE

(Note: One of the stories, Rites of Passage, was available to Sterling and Stone prime members last year. So if you were a member then, you already have the first story. The second story, The Room, is brand new. Both are new to Amazon, though.)

 

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DARK CROSSINGS DOUBLE FEATURE: RITES OF PASSAGE

(TWO SHORT STORIES IN ONE DOUBLE FEATURE!)

From #1 horror and sci-fi authors of the Yesterday’s Gone series and Z 2134, Sean Platt and David Wright, comes two short stories including a return to the world of Z 2134 in Rites of Passage, and a new short story called The Room.

RITES OF PASSAGE

In the year 2138, humans live behind walled Cities under strict government control. For those who refuse the confines of tyranny, there is The Barrens, a harsh land where everything is out to kill you — from the wildlife to zombies to other humans.

A lucky few manage to find some semblance of a normal life living within secret villages, ignored by the government and as yet undiscovered by bandits.

But living in such villages requires you to always be prepared — for anything.

Following the death of her father, 15-year-old Scout knows that it is on her to ensure that her 10-year-0ld brother, Kip, has what it takes to survive in the cruel Barrens.

But Kip is a kind soul, unable to even hunt an animal for survival.

So she takes him out to the woods to toughen him up. But what they find will not only test her brother, but also Scout’s resolve. Will she be forced to give up her humanity in order to protect her family?

Z: Rites of Passage is a standalone short story taking place independent of the Z 2134 trilogy with new characters and locations.

THE ROOM

There is a room in Jimmy Shire’s house that is almost locked.

A room that the babysitter, Taylor has always wondered about.

Why does Jimmy lock the door?

What does he keep in there that could be so secret?

Tonight Jimmy forgot to lock the door.

And Taylor is going to wish she never looked inside.

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