Free Fiction Monday: Story Child
In the years after the Abandonment, the event’s survivors face yet another devastating struggle. Michael does his best to treat the persistent illness, but he secretly wonders if it marks the end of them all. Until the child shows appears. A child who seems to offer hope. But hope might prove the biggest challenge of all.
“Story Child,” a Nebula Award finalist, by Hugo-award winner Kristine Kathryn Rusch will be free on this site for one week only. It’s available for $2.99 from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and on other e-bookstores.
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Well, that certainly worked. Dunno how come, Kris, but I’d never read anything of yours until this turned up in my mailbox. A wonderful story beautifully told, and I don’t want to stop now. I’d welcome suggestions as to what to read next.
Thank you, Larry. That means a great deal, since I love your work and recommend it often, especially your short fiction. I write all over the map, so what to read next is really the question. I’d suggest for short fiction Recovering Apollo 8 and Other Stories, which might give you a direction, or Five Female Sleuths, which might give you a different direction. 🙂 For longer works, maybe The Disappeared which combines mystery & sf, or Bleed Through which has a similar theme to STory Child even though it’s set now. And then there’s the Smokey Dalton series that I write as Kris Nelscott. Hard-boiled mystery there, the first being A Dangerous Road. If readers have other suggestions, please, let Larry know. I’m always bad at figuring out what goes with what when I write it. When I edit, that’s another matter, but jeez on my own stuff, I’m clueless. 🙂 Thank you.
You are a wonderful writer. I get so busy in my own writing/researching world that a break for one of your stories is a treat. Thank you!
Thank you. 🙂
Beautiful story! Loved it!