Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Free Fiction Monday: Three Wishes Before A Fire

Written By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch - Dec• 09•13

On Christmas Eve, Rob finds himself drawn to the set of his TV show. Jaded and disenchanted, Rob hopes to find something, anything, to bring a bit of joy back into his existence. What he discovers that lonely Christmas Eve will change his life—again. An inspiring story about the magic of make-believe and the power of healing.

“Three Wishes Before A Fire” by USA Today bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only. The story is also available for $2.99 on Amazon, Kobo, Omnilit, Smashwords, and in other ebookstores.

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Three Wishes Before a Fire

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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8 Comments

  1. Pete Miller says:

    What a beautiful, bittersweet story. Thanks, Kris.

    By the way, it is “matte” painting…

    • Thanks! And it was copy edited, too. :-) Just shows you can’t remove all of the errors. I’ll go fix now.

      • Dave Raines says:

        As long as you’re in a good mood about copy errors, let me ask: did you deliberately misspell “Rockefeller Center” and “Neilsens” for trademark reasons? That’s not snark, I’m asking in order to add a bit of professional knowledge to my little pile. It didn’t ruin the story for me, not at all, this is a ghost story that’s in touch both with reality and with some magical or deeper reality. I love it! I also envy your ability to sketch the setting economically without derailing the story. (Also character. And conflict.) Getting a little effusive here, sorry.

  2. Dayle says:

    ::sniff, sniff:: This one, as they say, hit me right in “the feels.”

  3. dafaolta says:

    I love this story! I’ve been wrestling with the mechanics of my own writing and this reminded me of the fun I’ve had reading and remembering to concentrate on making that the focus instead of my own angst. Very handy, you mind reader you!