Rena lost everything when her husband and son died in a fiery car accident. Now she has only her daily swim at the rec center, where she hopes no one pays attention to her horrible burn scars.
But someone noticed—the same someone who murders a lifeguard while Rena does her laps.
Only Rena can identify the killer, but the identification might prove more difficult than it seems…
“Scars,” by bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
When Dylan’s wife, Geneva, dies, Dylan refuses to believe it. Not because he believes in ghosts, but because he believes in science. Geneva, a physicist, believed humans could overcome the perception of linear time. If her theories hold true, Dylan can change his perceptions and Geneva will live again. He has nothing to lose, and Geneva to gain.
“Without End,” by Hugo Award Winner Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
Nora Barr’s struggling law practice gets a boost when she meets a tall, dark, and handsome stranger who has a snake wrapped around his arm and a short sidekick with a mean mouth.
The stranger claims to have custody of Sleeping Beauty, and he needs Nora’s help to protect her. Against her better judgment, Nora agrees—and her life changes forever. The inspiration for Rusch’s novel, Utterly Charming, written under her pen name Kristine Grayson, this fractured fairy tale won France’s prestigious fantasy award, Le Prix Imaginales.
“The Strangeness of the Day,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
Oscar cleans portable toilets for a living. He loves the job—it takes him to beautiful isolated places, like the Lonely Rocks Wayside on the Oregon Coast. Nothing really grosses him out either—until he discovers the body, slashed to death, with a knife still in the chest. Then he sees a break in the guardrail above the ocean, a second car, a ruined bicycle, and Oscar realizes his troubles have just begun.
“Incident at Lonely Rocks,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
When veteran New York Times reporter Frank Butler vacations at his grandmother’s old house in Bonner Bay, Oregon, he ignores the town’s strange goings-on. The locals usually appreciate his discretion. Except this year. This year, everyone has an opinion about the new strangers in town, and no one agrees. Not even Frank, who might have to give up some journalistic integrity to save his favorite place on Earth.
“Fit to Print,” by World Fantasy award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
Laurel helps many people who return from the desert shaken by what they’ve seen—or think they’ve seen. But Mark seems different. He listens to her, and he makes her obsession with finding the strange silver objects—and discovering their secrets—his own. But that obsession comes with a cost: one neither might want to pay. “Spaceships in the Desert” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free […]
Edith never wanted to visit the caves. But Frank insisted. Now, Frank lay in a pool of blood in those caves, and Edith wants to know why. When Albert sees Edith emerge from the caves covered in blood, he has no idea what to think. He barely recognizes the wealthy newlywed who arrived just days before in the brand-new 1926 Chevrolet Phaeton he so admired. Together, they […]
I call her the celebutante. That’s our little Molly, thirteen weeks old, and already short about 8 lives. We got her at the vet on impulse. She has a broken leg–well, ruined leg is more like it. And because she benefited from my small town’s charity, she’s in the local paper this week. Here’s the article in the News Guard, complete with photo and video. […]
Because I was teaching last week and madly finishing up a novel (which I’m still working on), I got behind in posting the new electronic stories. WMG Publishing is reprinting my entire backlist of short stories in electronic editions, and WMG’s imprint, Five Story Publishing, is publishing groups of those stories by theme in collections. The collections are economical, cheaper than buying the stories individually. […]