Free Fiction Monday: Courting Rites

When Silas loses his banjo, he seeks help from a P.I. She takes the job to fill her pockets and the never-ending loneliness of her days. But this job might prove much harder than she thought. Because Silas reminds her of moments in her past—and she needs to figure out why.

“Courting Rites” by USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is available for free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available on Kobo, Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and in other online retail stores.


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Courting Rites

Kristine Kathryn Rusch


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6 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: Courting Rites”

  1. Saranne says:

    I didn’t get round to reading this until today. I loved it. I wanted more.

  2. Beverly Nelms says:

    I recently discovered your work through Five Female Sleuths on my Kindle. I love your writing and am looking forward to reading more.
    Do you have an archive for more Monday short stories, or have any more short story collections outside of Five Female Sleuths? I’ve already bought What Fluffy Knew and The Secret Lives of Cats.

    • I do have several collections, Beverly. Check out Secrets and Lies (there are some crossover stories to the one you read), Stories for an Enchanted Afternoon, Recovering Apollo 8 and Other Stories, as well as a series of Five (something or other). Those you can look up by typing in “Five” and my full name, and then seeing what’s there. Read the descriptions so you don’t miss them.

      I don’t archive Free Fiction Stories. They’re up for one week and gone. But they do get loaded onto the various sites at the same time.

      Thanks for the kind words!

  3. Dee says:

    Ah, Silas! So tickled to see him again – I really like this guy. Besides this and “Substitutes” does he show up in any other short stories?

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