Free Fiction Monday: The Boy Who Needed Heroes
When Ben’s wife leaves him, taking little Casey with her, he feels lost. Ben just wants to read to Casey, to tell her stories, and he knows just the one: a fairy tale his father read to him as a boy—before things went bad. But finding the story proves difficult. And the truth behind the story might prove most difficult of all.
“The Boy Who Needed Heroes” by USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and from other online retailers.
A friend sent me the link to this.
Very little of my abuse was physical. It’s verbal/mental/emotional, so no marks to draw attention to (yes, I used contradictory tenses on purpose: I no longer live there, but I still struggle with it every time I have to deal with my dad). So no one could save me either and I was in my mid twenties before I found the courage to leave. Now my “baby” sister (and mom) is where I was, trying to find her courage, only now he’s worse. Sadly, I don’t think my dad would be smart enough to figure it out if Mom ever got up the guts to leave him, or if my sister and I completely cut ties with him.
This one made me cry for all its multiple layers of tragedy – and yet, how strange am I that it also made me want to read that fairy tale?
Ah well – thanks for the great read!