Free Fiction Monday: The Monster in Our Midst

When a disturbing postcard arrives at his Atlanta office, Emerson knows he must report it to the NAACP. The postcard, sent by the mysterious Lureen from Abbotts Creek, Arkansas, depicts yet another lynching. Emerson agrees to travel to Abbotts Creek to investigate, but he knows doing so poses great risk. Emerson only passes as white, and this Lureen knows his face.

Emerson knows one day his luck will run out. And when he arrives in Abbotts Creek, he soon discovers that day might have come at last.

“The Monster in Our Midst” by Edgar Award-nominee Kris Nelscott is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook on Amazon, Kobo, iBooksBarnes & Noble, and from other online retailers. You can also find the story in Fiction River: Past Crime, available in ebook and trade paper.



The Monster in Our Midst

Kris Nelscott

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4 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: The Monster in Our Midst”

  1. Jacinta says:

    That can’t be the end!!

  2. I really enjoyed this one, Kris. Are there other Emerson West stories floating about anywhere, or might we see more of him in future?

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