Free Fiction Monday: Monuments to the Dead

Free Fiction Monday: Monuments to the Dead

When Mount Rushmore suddenly disappears—no more presidents gracing its face—The American Observer sends Emelia Sunlake to give the California perspective.

Emelia wants to put “a white, middle-class, female California perspective” on the experience. But she soon discovers that everyone—white, black, Native and non-Native—sees this strange phenomenon differently.

Chosen as one of the best stories of 1994, “Monuments to the Dead” shows Kristine Kathryn Rusch at her best.

“Monuments to the Dead” 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.


Monuments to the Dead

Kristine Kathryn Rusch


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3 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: Monuments to the Dead”

  1. Frank says:

    Oddly well timed story given the presidential rally just held there even with, or in spite of, the complaints of the Sioux and other tribal groups protests who at first claimed it was because of the virus and having the rally there would spread it to the local tribe – but later admitted that it was actually because the seven tribes in charge of the area were not consulted for permission to hold the rally which showed them disrespect, as well as because of the still on going dispute over the hills being stolen and their ownership of the land not being legally recognized along with them having been forced to become Americans.

    It was also mentioned that the carved faces should be removed and or made unrecognizable… if they could do what was done in the story, they would have certainly done it now for full effect.

  2. Dave Strand says:

    Wonderful story, Kristine, and nice that you had it in your pocket for Trump’s speech yesterday. Still relevant and effective after all these years.

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