Free Fiction Monday: Reflections on Life and Death
Sarah finds herself faced with a terrible decision. Her dying mother insists that if she goes to the extended care facility, they will kill her. She wants to go home with Sarah. But Sarah, a single mother with her own children to care for, can’t afford to care for her mother, too. And no one would kill the elderly just to save resources. Or would they?
“Reflections on Life and Death,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and from other online retailers.
Reflections on Life and Death
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
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The Year’s Best Novellas
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