Free Fiction Monday: Familiar Territory

Buster’s final wish—a Viking funeral. Although Winston, a small magician with a small talent, wants to give his familiar his ideal funeral, he can’t imagine how he’ll manage burning boat at sea. Still, a Viking funeral seems a small price to pay for years of companionship. 

But the funeral might cost Winston more than he realizes. He must break all kinds of laws—magical and otherwise—to give his beloved cat the proper goodbye.

“Familiar Territory” by World Fantasy 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, as well as other online retailers. 

Familiar Territory

A Winston & Ruby Story

Kristine Kathryn Rusch


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4 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: Familiar Territory”

  1. BerkeleyHapa says:

    Great story! Are there other Winston & Ruby stories? Where would we find them?

  2. Natalie K. says:

    I love this story so much! Thank you for posting it. One of my beloved kitties died a couple of years ago now and I still miss her so much.

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