Free Fiction Monday: Red Letter Day

Graduation Day at Barack Obama High School. The day the Red Letters arrive, the day that students get a glimpse into their own future.

But a handful never get a letter and no one knows why. One teacher has an idea though: a teacher who never got a Red Letter herself, a teacher finally finds the answers to her own fate.
“Red Letter Day,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.

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Recommended Reading List: April, 2017

First, apologies for the fact that the font changes sizes below. I have no idea why or how to fix it. I tried a bit, but life is too short. It’s a function of me writing different paragraphs at different times, importing links from other places. Sorry… April was a fascinating reading month for me. Dean decided to write a short story per day, so […]

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Diving News! News for Writers! News For Short Story Lovers!

Yes! News! (And more exclamation points than I probably needed, but still.) For some reason, all of my deadlines piled up in 2017. I spent the first four months in a weird, but efficient frenzy. The only thing that went by the wayside was keeping you all informed of new publications. This, of course, means that the news has piled up as well, and I’m […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Dunyon

In a rundown bar on a space station at the end of the universe, a customer asks for passage to Dunyon. But the owner and bartender have never heard of Dunyon.

When the next night, more and more people show, Dunyon, that little bar, and the entire space station face a very big crisis.

“Dunyon,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.

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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 New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.

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Recommended Reading List: March 2017

I came out of the anthology workshop a little dazed. I read for one day afterwards before starting on the reading I hadn’t finished for the science fiction workshop, coming in April. (I’m reading the year’s bests, below, for the sf workshop.) I also have a lot of editing to do this month, so that takes some of my reading time. Still, I found time […]

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Free Fiction Monday: A Helping Hand

Jamal knows his father has struggled to support the family since Jamal’s mom died. So, when eleven-year-old Jamal finds something shiny in the snow on his way to school, he wonders if he can ease his dad’s burden.

But his discovery could put the family at even greater risk. Or it could finally restore hope for them all.

“A Helping Hand,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.

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Recommended Reading List: January, 2017

I spent the first part of January line editing a Fiction River volume, watching disaster movies, and reading romance novels. I cannot explain any of this, except that I enjoyed all of it.

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Free Fiction Monday: Watching the Music Dance

Suze loves her music. She hides in it when her parents fight.

But when the fights end in divorce, the divorce brings an end to the music—obtained illegally by Suze’s mother.

Now Nils, Suze’s father, must quickly find a way to save his daughter’s music—and her sanity—without breaking the law.

“Watching the Music Dance,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: Present

Mason Evers’ thirtieth birthday depresses him, so his wife Roxy decides to give him a present he will never forget. Only the present malfunctions. Should Mason and Roxy fix the present? Or should they simply enjoy it?

“Present,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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