Free Fiction Monday: The First Step

Free Fiction Monday: The First Step

Harvey DeLeo spent most of his long career working on one thing: a time machine. Now, he fears he might run out of time to use it. And if that happens, all of his work, all of the time spent will prove meaningless.

Because his whole life comes down to one moment—and he might only get one second chance.

Finalist for the Asimov’s Readers Choice Award for Best Short Story.

“The First Step,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Ruschis free on this website for one week only. The story is also available in ebook, paperback, and audiobook here and is included in the collection Colliding Worlds, Vol. 3which is available in ebook, trade paperback, and hardcover here.


The First Step

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! 


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