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Free Fiction Monday: Flitting Away

When a vicious attacker leaves Nicole Walker for dead, she fights against the odds to survive. And to succeed, she must remember—the attack, the attacker, even her own desire to live. Her mind wants to flit 2940016700489_p0_v1_s260x420away and escape the horrors of the attack. Flitting away means death. But remembering might mean an even worse fate. Originally written for a tribute volume to Edgar Allen Poe, this horrifying and moving story takes inspiration from Poe’s lesser-known story, “The Mystery of Marie Roget.”

“Flitting Away” by multiple Edgar-Award nominee Kristine Kathryn Rusch will be free on this site for one week only. The story is available for $2.99 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and in other e-bookstores.

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!


  1. May 14, 2013    

    Can we comment on free fiction Monday? I know you take them down each week but here goes:

    Wow. Powerful, excruciating, and amazing. This story broke my heart. Very timely.

    • May 15, 2013    

      Oh, absolutely you can comment. I leave the comments up for a few weeks, if there are any.

      Thanks for the comment. I’m glad you liked the story.

      I plan out when I’m going to run these stories almost two months ahead, and this one was originally scheduled for 4/23. Needless to say, I switched it out with another story that was ready to go. That was too soon for this one.


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