Free Fiction Monday: War Cake
Elle believes in the war cakes she bakes. She believes they will help her loved ones return home safely. But not everyone in Elle’s family believes in their power. And that lack of belief can mean the difference between life and death.
“War Cake” by World Fantasy award-winning 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.
After I came back from Desert Storm, I remember walking around the Washington State Capital campus and I ran into this place with a low black wall set up against an embankment. It was a Vietnam War Memorial, different war, but soldiers all the same. I walked past the boundary and just got this quiet chill all of a sudden. I’ve been to the memorial in Washington, DC, as well as the Korean and WWII ones. I haven’t gotten that chill again, but I did with the story.
Okay. Tearing up now.