In partnership with Humble Bundle, today, legendary storyteller and bestselling author Stephen King is releasing his newest short story, “Red Screen,” as the first-ever Humble exclusive. With Humble exclusives, Humble partners with innovative content creators to provide exclusive content to support charities.

Available now through September 16, the never-before-published story follows a cop who interrogates a deranged plumber who just murdered his wife, only to discover something far more insidious. 

Mystery, thriller and crime fiction fans everywhere can get their hands on the exclusive tale on Humble Bundle through a pay-what-you-want model ($5 minimum) that will see 100 percent of its proceeds support the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). 

The ACLU was founded in 1920 and is a nationwide nonprofit organization with more than 4 million members, activists and supporters. The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people by the Constitution and laws of the United States. 

“We’re so excited to partner with one of the world’s most respected names in fiction to bring book lovers a brand new story to dive into,” said Kamini Tiwari, Humble’s VP of Social Impact. “We’re also honored to work with the ACLU for this Humble exclusive to support their nationwide efforts to protect people’s rights and civil liberties.”

Humble Bundle offers limited-time collections of games, books, software, and more. Fans can simply pay what they want and choose where their money goes, including to charity. Most Bundles come in tiers starting at only $1. The Humble community has contributed nearly $150,000,000 to charity since 2010.

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Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Billy Summers, If It Bleeds, The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, and Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King). His epic works The Dark Tower, It, Pet Sematary, and Doctor Sleep are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest-grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, ME, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.