Free Fiction Monday: Petra and the Blue Goo
Petra loves books. And she loves her job at Nuovo Italiano Rare Books Library. So when a group of Bathybobles threatens to destroy those precious books—and to win a game, no less—Petra must stop them.
Once she gets the slime out of her eyes, of course.
“Petra and the Blue Goo,” by Hugo Award-winning 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 Colliding Worlds, Vol. 4, which is available in ebook, trade paperback, and hardcover here.
Petra And The Blue Goo
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!
PETRA AND THE BLUE GOO is a wonderful story! As my neurological disease progresses, my brain has been especially untrustworthy. I find it harder and harder to concentrate and focus on what I’m reading and/or doing. I’m telling you this because it’s noteworthy that I was able to sit down and read this story straight through, without losing my way or giving in to distraction.
By the time I finished reading this, I remembered the first time I opened a library book that had been “assaulted by some idiot with an ink pen,” as my Dad put it. Naturally, I love the character Petra – she embodies so many of the fine qualities a good librarian should have.
Thanks for sharing this story – it’s a genuine delight!
Oh, this is a good one! Thank you for sharing