Free Fiction Monday: Stille Nacht

Free Fiction Monday: Stille Nacht

Christmas: a time of family, tradition, togetherness—until your family shatters. With no grandparents to spoil her daughters, one single mom faces the holiday alone. Her daughters worry that Santa, like Daddy, won’t show up. She worries, too: What if she can’t give them—or herself—the magic of Christmas?

But maybe, just maybe, she’ll find that magic on Christmas morning, under the tree, like all the other gifts of the season.

“Stille Nacht” 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 hereand is part of the short-story collection Silent Nightwhich is available in ebook and trade paperback here.



Stille Nacht

Kristine Kathryn Rusch


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3 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: Stille Nacht”

  1. Jerrie Adkins says:

    What a perfect story for Christmas Eve!

  2. Annie Reed says:

    This story makes me happy weepy. Yes, that is a thing, and it’s easy to get at this time of the year. Especially this year.

  3. Scott Kavanagh says:

    Well, that was beautiful! I had to read the story twice. As someone who has taken your and Dean’s Depth workshop, the story felt like an absolute clinic in writing depth. I hope you both have a fantastic Christmas!

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