Free Fiction Monday: Red Letter Day

Graduation Day at Barack Obama High School. The day the Red Letters arrive, the day that students get a glimpse into their own future.
But a handful never get a letter and no one knows why. One teacher has an idea though: a teacher who never got a Red Letter herself, a teacher finally finds the answers to her own fate.
“Red Letter Day,” 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 through various online retailers here

Red Letter Day

Kristine Kathryn Rusch


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8 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: Red Letter Day”

  1. I had a feeling this was going to be a good one. I even put off reading it until my free day so I could savor the experience. Fantastic story. Thank you. Brilliant execution.

  2. Allan says:

    Probably (no make that definitely) the best short story I’ve read in a very long time. Thought provoking and well rounded. I particularly love this style of ‘first person’ writing complete with all the little insights and quirks which make it possible to care for a character even in such a short story – and believe me I’ve read so many full books which don’t achieve this!

    My letter to my 15 year old self? Look out for Kristine Katherine Rusch books in a few years time – oh – and read the Retrieval Series in order!

  3. Chong Go says:

    Wow, haunting. I found myself still thinking about this story as I went to bed last night.

  4. Jacintha says:


  5. Amazing and thought-provoking story. Thanks for posting it.

  6. Beth says:

    That story just blew my socks right off!

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