Free Fiction Monday: Dread Unlocks

In Los Angeles, everyone knows Ms. Tarbell dispels dread. She finds an amazing amount of it in that sunlight-filled city, but nothing like the unnamed horror she faces on her current case. It arrives in a van. It has cameras, an agenda, and the ability to change her life in awful, nasty, inconceivable ways.

First written for a Lovecraft celebration, “Dread Unlocks” reveals the creeping uncontrollable dread in modern life, a dread Lovecraft himself might find too horrible to contemplate.

“Dread Unlocks,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook through various online retailers here.  

Dread Unlocks

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The free story will be available for one week only. If you missed this one, click on the links above. There’s another free story lurking somewhere around the site. Track the story down, read, and enjoy!  

One response to “Free Fiction Monday: Dread Unlocks”

  1. Ben says:

    Interesting. I did find an error in continuity but I only had to reread two paragraphs to realize it wasn’t my fault ;-). How did Tarbell get so jaded? Did she think that removing the dread would really allow him to continue to prey upon fame or was she punishing him?

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