Free Fiction Monday: Shadow Side
Dan Retsler left Oregon for a reason. He never planned to return. But something draws him to accept an interview for police chief in a small town near the Oregon Caves. After all, the caves call the mountains their home, not the coast, where Retsler still fights haunting memories of strange creatures. But he soon discovers that something lurks in the shadows of this mountain town. Something linked to deaths too strange to be normal. Now, Retsler must investigate the type of crime he swore to leave behind—a crime that might decide his future once and for all.
“Shadow Side” by New York Times bestselling 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.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
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I’m not a fan of short stories, having been a Russian literature major, I tend to love long novels that you can wallow in. But every week for over a year, I look at the start of your story of the week and I tell myself I’ll just have a peek…and then I lose time and surface at the end, having visited another place, another world, and I’m all the better for it. I love your novels. But I’m also bewitched by your short stories. Thank you for writing.
Thank you! That’s a high compliment.
I love your Oregon stories. Have you set anything in Las Vegas?
Many things, both before and after I moved here. And thanks, Dave.