Exciting news for both fans of Stephen King and free expression: today, the author—partnering with Humble Bundle, which helps content creators provide exclusive art to support charities—released a never-before-published short story online. “Red Screen” is the story of a cop who interrogates a deranged plumber who just murdered his wife, only to discover something far more insidious; and on top of the plot, 100% of the proceeds from the story will support the American Civil Liberties Union.
Readers can purchase “Red Screen” via Humble Bundle’s website through a pay-what-you-want model with a $5 minimum, all the funds going to the ACLU. The funds from “Red Screen” adds to the nearly $150,000,000 that Humble customers have contributed to charity via special sales like this since 2010.
“At a moment when civil rights and liberties are facing threats across the country, we are heartened that Stephen King and Humble Bundle are joining together to support the ACLU to champion liberty, justice and democracy,” said Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU in a press release. “Through their work and efforts, they are helping to ensure the protections of the Constitution are guaranteed for all people in this country. We are grateful for their engagement and support.”