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Free Fiction Monday: Chimera

Gen wishes she could escape that horrible day, the day she lost her world. Medical advances can rebuild her body but not her devastated psyche. For that, she needs therapy. And her therapist insists that she care for another creature—a chimera. Soon, Gen discovers that humanity hides in the most unexpected places.  With “Chimera,” Kristine Kathryn Rusch delivers a haunting tale of love, loss and healing while expertly navigating the ethical debate about medical experimentation.

“Chimera” by Hugo-award winner Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this site for one week only. The story’s also available for $3.99 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Omnilit, Smashwords, and in other ebookstores.



Kristine Kathryn Rusch


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  1. February 11, 2014    

    That was harrowing and beautiful – I was so happy to find the hopeful ending.

  2. Abby Abby
    January 31, 2014    

    That was gorgeous. I wish it had gone on longer!

  3. January 30, 2014    

    I had a long drawn-out comment written, but deleted it. It was a dreadful, dark 2013. Your story comes to me at the right time. May 2014 bring light to all that need it. Thank you for a beautiful story that has graced me with some light.

  4. January 29, 2014    

    Great story. Wishing for a sequel.

  5. January 29, 2014    

    Really wonderful. Thank you.

  6. January 28, 2014    

    This story was beautiful and moving. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  7. January 28, 2014    

    Nice story. That’s a great definition of healing.

  8. Linda Jordan Linda Jordan
    January 28, 2014    

    Lovely story Kris. Thank you.

  9. January 28, 2014    

    Wow. Beyond beautiful. Especially love this line: “Healing is not the process of returning things to the way they were before. It’s the acceptance of things the way they are now.” Wise and lovely. Thanks for another great read, Kris!

  10. kathleen kathleen
    January 27, 2014    

    I really enjoyed this story Kristine. Thanks for posting it.

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