Free Fiction Monday: Shadow Side

Dan Retsler left Oregon for a reason. He never planned to return. But something draws him to accept an interview for police chief in a small town near the Oregon Caves. After all, the caves call the mountains their home, not the coast, where Retsler still fights haunting memories of strange creatures. He soon discovers that something lurks in the shadows of this mountain town, […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Reunion

Jenn remembers August DuLac. Her high school sweetheart. Her ideal for the perfect man. August broke her heart. And then life broke her spirit. So, when Jenn attends her thirty-year high school reunion, she questions why she came. But when she runs into August, for the first time in thirty years, she realizes she might just need to question everything she thought she knew. “Reunion,” […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Playing with Reality

Charles Myloft Martin the Third arrives at the shadow golf pro-am with a plan. But her plan quickly forces her into a hazard. First, the club refuses to let her play because of her gender. Then, she finds help in the unlikeliest place. But that help comes with a handicap—one she failed to realize she had. One that will make her question her own place […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Observer

They send the best and brightest to war, then observe them when the soldiers return. Only someone else observes, too—someone closer to the soldier, someone quite surprising… “The Observer” 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. 5, which is available […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Folk Lure

Drew, a private investigator, protects Karen. Lonely, sad, vulnerable Karen. So, when Karen decides to respond to a suspicious-sounding personal ad about a music audition, Drew tags along. What he observes puts his instincts on high alert. Drew fears the Folklorist plans to use Karen and toss her away. But the truth will prove far more unsettling than Drew can ever imagine. “Folk Lure” by […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Dark Man

An investigative reporter trying to survive the collapse of the news industry, Condi now works for the Organization of Strange Phenomenon Ancient and Modern. They pay really well and respect her terms. Terms like allowing her to expose the “strange phenomenon” as a hoax. But her latest assignment proves different. Rome holds more mysteries than she expects. Including not one but two mysterious figures. “The […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Northern Correspondent

Severson made a name for himself once, as a crack reporter. But now, years later, he hides behind his typewriter. Until the day Molly walks through the door looking for a job. Molly, with her ideals and her determination and her courage. Molly might change his life—but not necessarily in the way he hopes. “Northern Correspondent,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Voyeuristic Tendencies

Maggie knows things. She reads a person’s thoughts and uses that information to make a living. But when she meets the old man, everything changes. He knows things he shouldn’t, things that threaten Maggie’s sense of security. He also says he knows her future. And that terrifies her more than anything. Providing a whole new perspective to a beloved classic, “Voyeuristic Tendencies” is an homage […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Good Genes

When Dr. Wyatt calls Ro and Gil into his office, they fear the worst for their baby. But Dr. Wyatt thinks he has good news. Ro knows better. This news means choices that could change their future—choices Ro and Gil never wanted to make for their child. “Good Genes” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Drinking Games

As Rikki tries to shove a dead body out of the airlock on a space yacht, she finds herself stopped by a stunningly attractive man. Not because he wants to arrest her for killing the guy, but because he wants to help her dispose of the body. Rikki doesn’t need help, even sexy blue-eyed help. Yet somehow, she can’t get rid of this handsome man, […]

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