Rady--Chapter 10 by Jennifer L. Stevenson

Just in time for Halloween, ladies and gentlemen, Jennifer L. Stevenson brings the conclusion to the Winston-Salem Writers' Serial Horror Novel, Rady.

In case you're just signing on, here is how it worked:

Jennifer L. Stevenson of the Winston-Salem Writers organizes serial novels that are posted on the Winston-Salem Writers' web site. Someone writes an initial chapter, then every two weeks a member of the Winston-Salem Writers takes up the challenge and writes the next chapter.

The Winston-Salem Writers have already produced a romance Safe At Home and a mystery Cheerwine is Fine. Jennifer takes the rather daunting task of tying the novel together and as all of you know, the first chapter is easy, it's that last chapter that will kill you [a teensy pun intended].

Without further ado, the final chapter of Rady:

It’s said that if a man is lucky, he might be offered salvation once in his life — but revenge is his own, a wild justice he can choose every day.

The boy tasted both in the searing of remembrance.

His sobbing ceasing, the power came on. Muscles hard, bones grown strong, eyes like shining amber. He could stand upright – with Father’s venom coursing through his veins once more. [READ MORE]

I really appreciate the Winston-Salem Writers giving me the opportunity to speak before their group and the chance to be a part of their serial horror novel. If you're a writer in the Winston-Salem area, look them up. They have terrific programs and they are an awesome group of fellow writers.

Oh, and have a Happy Halloween ...

Rady Chapter 9 by Theresa Crater

Here it is, folks, the next chapter in the Winston-Salem Writers serial horror novel, Rady. This chapter was written by Theresa Crater and she brings us into the climax with her own unique style:

Preacher’s voice rose above the abominable feast in a parody of rapture, “Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.” [READ MORE]

Rady--Chapter 7 by Teresa Wiginton

Two new chapters of the Winston-Salem Writers serial horror novel Rady are now up! I'm going to start with Chapter 7. Teresa Wiginton interjects a fantasy element into the story as she carries the story forward:

“So now we know where they are, don’t we? ” The woman reading the paper laid it down on the table, looked over her reading glasses at the man standing across from her. Her eyes narrowed as she tapped her finger on her lips. The man shook his head, turned and pressed down a wing of the moth that had landed on the wall near him. He then gently picked the moth up and carried it to the table. He sat down across from the woman while still holding on to the moth’s wing. [READ MORE]

Rady--Chapter Four by Dan O'Sullivan

Dan O'Sullivan takes on the next chapter of the Winston-Salem Writers' horror serial novel Rady. He takes us to Butner Farm and shows us what lies within. Check it out ...

The walk was easier than he thought and his eyes were drawn to the three story, Victorian rising before him, ever closer.  He imagined he stood in place as the house stalked him.  Clouds moving to the Northeast left a parting shot of sheet lightening, enveloping the huge wooden structure in a brief halo.  This made the return of dusky skies a shroud on the gabled roof.  Thunder clapped away Robert’s calm, as well as that of the horse.  Snorting disapproval, it whinnied for him to give up this foolishness and head for the barn. [READ MORE]