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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.


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.


  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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