Free Fiction Monday: Resolution

Free Fiction Monday: Resolution

Note: This week’s free fiction story was originally published January 1, 2020, as part of the first WMG Holiday Spectacular Calendar of Stories (you can learn more about this year’s project here). What follows is the introduction that accompanied the story when it was first published.


We end the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2019 Calendar of Stories the way we began over six weeks ago, with a crime story by me set primarily in the Desert Southwest. I mentioned all the way back on Thanksgiving that I didn’t get a Thanksgiving story or a New Year’s story, so I had decided to write them myself.

You’ve read the Thanksgiving story (November 23’s Free Fiction story “The Thanksgiving After”). Here’s the New Year’s one.

I have a tricky time with resolutions. I tend to subvert them. But if I don’t think about them, I do just fine.

I’m a bit different from my character in this story. She can resolve to do anything. Or every unpleasant little thing.

Which she does—at least here.

“Resolution” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only. It is also part of the compilation of all 35 stories from the 2019 WMG Holiday Spectacular Calendar of Stories, called The Holiday Spectacular #1, which was released in July 2020 and can be found here. To learn more about the 2020 WMG Holiday Spectacular Calendar of Stories, click here.




Kristine Kathryn Rusch



The free story will be available for one week only. If you missed this one, click on the links above. There’s another free story lurking somewhere around the site. Track the story down, read, and enjoy! 


2 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: Resolution”

  1. Lotus says:

    Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed Other People’s Stupidity. It succeeds on so many levels. I would love an entire book about Rachel. The daily stories are really helping me get through this craziness, especially as my Mom passed recently. This year’s stories seem even better than last year’s and those were great. Thank you so much for all that you do.

    • Oh, I’m so glad you’re enjoying the stories. I’m sorry to hear about your Mom. That makes the holidays 100,000 times as tough. I’m glad that the Holiday Spectacular gave you a bit of an escape. And yeah, I’m thinking a lot about Rachel. She just started talking to me one day…

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