Free Fiction Monday: Reflections on Life and Death

Free Fiction Monday: Reflections on Life and Death

Sarah finds herself faced with a terrible decision. Her dying mother insists that if she goes to the extended care facility, they will kill her. She wants to go home with Sarah. But Sarah, a single mother with her own children to care for, can’t afford to care for her mother, too. And no one would kill the elderly just to save resources. Or would they?

“Reflections on Life and Death,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook on Amazon, KoboiBooks, Barnes & Noble, and from other online retailers. 

Reflections on Life and Death

Kristine Kathryn Rusch


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3 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: Reflections on Life and Death”

  1. antarespress says:

    1985: Gram’s backyard. Sarah put her pudgy arms around her Gram’s neck and wiped her tears with one grimy mitten. “How come you’re crying for the people in that shuttle if you didn’t know them?” she asked.

    This must be an alternate universe, because in this universe the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred in the spring of 1986, not 1985. I know because I was building the West Coast Launch Site for the Shuttle at the time.

  2. savantefolle says:

    Moving, and very actual. Loved the mother’s portrait in it. PS: I became one in 1998…

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