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Free Fiction Monday: Death And Taxes


People often misquote Benjamin Franklin on the only certainties in life—death and taxes. But Patrick wonders about the truth in that. Once young and foundering, he embarked on a quest to challenge life’s inevitabilities. Now older and jaded, he comes face to face with his past, forcing him to question everything he believes.

“Death And Taxes” by USA Today Bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch will be free on this website for one week only. It’s available for $2.99 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble,  Smashwords, and in other e-bookstores.

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

2 Comments

  1. Tracey Tracey
    April 10, 2013    

    I enjoyed this short story – thanks for posting it. I am a fan and have thoroughly enjoyed all the Retrieval Artist books, so thanks for them as well. Looking forward to the next one whenever it comes.

    • April 10, 2013    

      Thanks, Tracey. I’m glad you’re enjoying the books. The next RA is about half done…

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