Free Fiction Monday: By The Chimney, With Care

Punishments for elven crimes vary. So, when Rolf finds himself serving time as a toy on a mantel during the Christmas season, Rolf figures he got off easy. But when a lonely child asks him to deliver a message to Santa, he realizes his rehabilitation comes with a price—one he might not be prepared to pay. The masterful Kristine Kathryn Rusch puts her trademark twist on this heart-warming Christmas tale.

2940148873563_p0_v1_s260x420“By The Chimney, With Care” by USA Today bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available for $2.99 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Omnilit, Smashwords, and in other ebookstores. 


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7 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: By The Chimney, With Care”

  1. Steven Davis says:

    Wonderful and surprising story. Perfect for the best of the season.

  2. Stephen Lebans says:

    I’m sorry but I don’t have time to tell you how your story seemed to make Christmas feel a bit more like Christmas, or how the individual words disappeared as I floated along with Rolf, or how I believe that every self centered and quick to judge person(myself included) should be required to read this tale. No, I don’t have time to tell you about these things because I have to go to the doctor and have these strange sensations in my chest checked out. Feels like tiny strings tugging at my heart.

    Thank you for this – and Merry Christmas!

  3. Will Overby says:

    Awesome story! Thanks for sharing it!

  4. Kate Pavelle says:

    Aww. What a vulnerable little story. Thank you so much for sharing!

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