I've mentioned trunk stories before and people don't seem to understand the concept. back in the day if a writer had a story he could not sell, it eventually was placed in a trunk. From time to time a story listing might come up and that writer would dust off and submit it rather than writing a new story. Today they're sitting on a hard drive or a cloud storage, but not out in circulation. There is usually a reason for that. These stories usually are badly flawed and that's why they don't sell. So there, that's a trunk story to you non writers.
Hence the opening of Science Fiction Trails for reading. I believe everything I've gotten is a trunk story, save for one reprint. I actually accepted one of these trunk stories. I guess that's why writers send them out. But it still struck meas a trunk story--but I liked in some odd way.
Oh well. Every new issue is an adventure.