Free Fiction Monday: Dragon Slayer

Fifteen dragons dead in less than a century. Rumaad, a different kind of dragon, collects information about the killings the way some dragons collect jewels. Perfectly suited to see the differences in the latest crime scene, he investigates the murder of a dragon he knows all too well. What he sees convinces him something changed in his world—and not for the best. “Dragon Slayer,” by […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Ice Breakers

Maya knows her job as mining supervisor, and she knows it well. But do the higher-ups listen to her? Of course not. But when the biggest ice storm yet hits Xeunite, Maya finds her incompetent bosses the least of her worries. As the storm rages, Maya faces life-and-death decisions—ones she might not survive. With “Ice Breakers,” Kristine Kathryn Rusch offers up an unexpected heroine of […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Monster in Our Midst

When a disturbing postcard arrives at his Atlanta office, Emerson knows he must report it to the NAACP. The postcard, sent by the mysterious Lurleen from Abbotts Creek, Arkansas, depicts yet another lynching. Emerson agrees to travel to Abbotts Creek to investigate, but he knows doing so poses great risk. Emerson only passes as white, and this Lurleen knows his face. Emerson knows one day […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Turbulence

Every frequent flyer shares a nightmare—trapped inside a plane in trouble. The key? Don’t think about it. Until you sit next to the wrong woman on the wrong flight on the wrong day… “Turbulence,” 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.   Turbulence Kristine Kathryn Rusch […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Rocket Girls

Angie achieved fame as a spacer. But when some fresh-faced interviewer asks Angie to tell the origin story of the Space Bimbos, the interviewer gets more than she bargained for. Instead, Angie tells the tale of a group of ambitious and talented girls who, inspired by an old pulp magazine called Rocket Girls, cobbled together a rocket and tried to blast off into space—and then, […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Other People’s Stupidity

Rachel knows the law better than most judges, and the clients she defends pay her accordingly. Especially boneheaded clients, whom she charges a stupidity fee. But as New Year’s Eve approaches, someone from her past needs her help. A sexy someone. Someone she doesn’t want to represent. Someone who might just cause more trouble that Rachel imagines. “Other People’s Stupidity,” by New York Times bestselling author […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Christopher’s Crummy Christmas

Eleven-year-old Christopher always spends Christmas alone. This year, he plans to change that. This year, he’ll find a way to make his parents stay home. Everyone tells him he’ll ruin Christmas, but he doesn’t care. He wants a good Christmas, and he’ll do anything to get it. A classic Christmas story that first appeared in Boys’ Life Magazine. “Christopher’s Crummy Christmas,” by New York Times bestselling […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Frank’s Corner Bar

Frank’s Corner Bar boasts a long history. And traditions. Especially Christmas traditions. But this year, Christmas might just hold a few surprises for everyone. “Frank’s Corner Bar,” 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. It was first published as part of the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2020. To learn more […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Harold Angel

When Susan gave birth to her son on Christmas Day, she named him Harold, after her late father. All his life, Harold wanted to sing. And all his life, Harold met with disappointment. So, when his own son arrives on December 25 as well, Harold faces a difficult choice: continue the legacy or spare his son the same hardships. “Harold Angel,” by New York Times bestselling […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Vigil

When Rhonda holds a vigil for World Aids Day in the tiny Oregon Coast town of Rickets Rock, she hopes to find someone, anyone, to mourn with her. But she just might wind up saving someone instead. This powerful story about compassion and acceptance demonstrates Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s mastery of short fiction. “Vigil,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website […]

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