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Free Fiction Monday: A Helping Hand

Jamal knows his father has struggled to support the family since Jamal’s mom died. So, when eleven-year-old Jamal finds something shiny in the snow on his way to school, he wonders if he can ease his dad’s burden. But his discovery could put the family at even greater risk. Or it could finally restore hope for them all.

“A Helping Hand” by Hugo-award winning writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch will be free on this site for one week only. It’s also available in ebook format from Amazon, Smashwords, and in other ebookstores.

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The free story will only be available for one week.  If you missed this one, click on the links above.  There’s another free story lurking somewhere around this site. Track it down, read, and enjoy.

4 Comments

  1. February 27, 2013    

    Love. Got me choked up. Another beautiful story, Kris!

  2. Dave Raines Dave Raines
    February 25, 2013    

    I know Jamal and his family, or people like them. I’m very glad he found the helping hand.

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A New Urban Fantasy Story!

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I love taking part in the Uncollected Anthology of Urban Fantasy. Every quarter, we put out individual stories on the same theme (hence "anthology" and "uncollected"). This time, Dayle Dermatis, Leah Cutter, Ron Collins, Leslie Claire Walker, Rebecca Senese, and Annie Reed, have joined me in the Out of the Woods "anthology."

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A New Science Fiction Story!

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Asimov's has just published my first sentient ship story, "Matilda."

Read an excerpt here.

A New Fantasy Story!

FR Sparks ebook cover webThe latest Fiction River is out. Edited by Rebecca Moesta, the volume includes a fantasy story from me called "Salem Week."

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16 Free Stories

ASFMARCH2015_finalistAsimov's Science Fiction has posted 16 of its Readers Choice Award finalists for free on their website, including my own "The First Step" and "Inhuman Garbage." For a short time only.

Click here to read the stories

Warrior Women!

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My Diving story, "The Application of Hope," is reprinted here along with lots of other great stories of strong women. Pick up the paperback at your favorite bookstore, download the ebook on various sites, or click here to get your copy.

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