Free Fiction Monday: The Scottish Play

Portia uses her magic to solve problems—theatrical problems. She prefers to work alone, even though her two sisters possess magic, too. But her latest job, in London’s West End, poses problems not only because of the play being performed—the cursed Scottish Play (aka Macbeth)—but because she must deal with a magic she has never seen before. A magic rooted in her past and threatening her future. A magic that will
take the three sisters together to fight—or die trying. Originally written for the Fiction River anthology Hex in the City, “The Scottish Play” adds a clever twist to the legend of Shakespeare and the three witches. 

“The Scottish Play” by USA Today bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available in ebookstores, such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and others. 


The Scottish Play

Kristine Kathryn Rusch


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4 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: The Scottish Play”

  1. Tanith says:

    I love theater, and Shakespeare in particular. This was an absolute delight. Nicely done!


  2. antares says:

    I hate fantasy. I mean, I really hate fantasy. I read The Hobbit; thought it was okay. Read the first book of The Lord of the Rings ’cause all my friends in college said, “You gotta read this book!”; I thought it was okay. Second book; meh. Third book; two-thirds of the way through it, I flung it in the gutter.

    I hate fantasy. But I enjoyed this. Great character voice. Kudos.

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