Vox Populi Forum
Take a stab on 5000 word short story
e.g. Melville whaling ship, Dicken's workhouse, Hardy's heath, Kipling regimental outpost (no that's mine),
spirit-monsters attack, of course>
Drop it on Kindle; next leg of the race, if only jumping one hurtle.
Um, shackleton made deal w/ aliens to escape? Did you know he made a medal to commemorate the voyage, but refused to give it to everyone of his men? Why? Were they demon scum?