Free Fiction Monday: Familiar Territory

Free Fiction Monday: Familiar Territory

Buster’s final wish—a Viking funeral. Although Winston, a small magician with a small talent, wants to give his familiar his ideal funeral, Winston finds it hard to imagine how to burn a boat at sea. Still, a Viking funeral seems a small price to pay for years of companionship.

But the funeral might cost Winston more than he realizes. He must break all kinds of laws—magical and otherwise—to give his beloved cat the proper goodbye.

“Familiar Territory,” 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 and is included in the collection Familiaritywhich is available in ebook and trade paperback here.


Familiar Territory

A Winston and Ruby Story

Kristine Kathryn Rusch


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3 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: Familiar Territory”

  1. Chong Go says:

    I’ve read that before, but it still made me tear up!

  2. James Mendur says:

    This was always one of my favorites.

    And I always wonder if you’ll ever do a flashback to a Winston and Buster tale. (Or if you did one and I missed it.)

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