Free Fiction Monday: “FoL”
Jonathan Alexander Nicholas Ashworth the Fourth—called Nico—fears nothing. He lives a life of power, prestige, money. He makes his own way, but when that fails, he uses fixers, the best money can buy. Until FoL begins targeting him. Against FoL, fixers can’t help him. Can he help himself? Or will FoL win? A powerful story about truth and consequences.
“FoL” by World Fantasy Award winner Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this site for one week only. The story’s also available as a standalone from Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and other ebook sites.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
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This story kept me awake last night, thinking. That’s a compliment (though sleep would have been good too). It’s about truth and consequences, yes, but it’s also about sin and redemption and youth and adulthood and taking the side of the victim rather than the victimizer; and how a victimizer comes to live with integrity, but not fully; and community strength vs. individual and economic strength; and so on. The victimizer becomes sympathetic; it wouldn’t have been nearly as interesting if the victimizer had been evil through and through. Then I could have gotten to sleep earlier.
Thanks, Dave. I’m so glad the story made you reflect, and I appreciate the share. 🙂
Oof, what a story.