Free Fiction Monday: My Real Cousin Ruby

Free Fiction Monday: My Real Cousin Ruby

For as long as she can remember, she has had two cousins named Ruby. Her so-called cousin, who lives in this world and whom she can’t stand, and the cousin she meets in her dreams—her Real Cousin Ruby.

Her siblings all dream about Real Cousin Ruby, too. But why?

In “My Real Cousin Ruby,” World Fantasy Award winner Kristine Kathryn Rusch challenges the border between reality and the land of dreams. And what crosses that border leaves serious consequences behind on both sides.

“My Real Cousin Ruby,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story is also available in ebook through various online retailers here and is included in the anthology Fiction River: Fantasy Adriftwhich is available in ebook and trade paperback here.


My Real Cousin Ruby

Kristine Kathryn Rusch


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2 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: My Real Cousin Ruby”

  1. Martha says:

    I love this story. So poignant. I kept guessing which reality was real until the very end. I love how so-called cousin Ruby was revealed to be more than I expected at the beginning.

  2. Candace Colt says:

    Compelling! I couldn’t stop reading it. You’ve written a terrific story. I was captivated by the alternate worlds and left wondering…which of them was reality if either was? Great job!

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