Free Fiction Monday: Politicians, Lost Causers, and Abigail Lockwood

1912—In a world where President Andrew Johnson’s conviction at his impeachment trial guaranteed that Reconstruction not only had teeth but also continued into the 20th century, South Carolina stands out as a leader in change, a pioneer of laws that change the balance of power. This new United States, this new South, sees blacks and women rise to their rightful places of power alongside whites. […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Echea

Sarah thinks she has the perfect family. She and her husband decide to share that perfection with Echea, an orphan from the Moon Wars. But after Sarah adopts Echea, she realizes that Echea has problems. Serious problems. Problems that might change Sarah’s entire family. Forever. A hauntingly unforgettable story about the choices parents must make for their children, “Echea” won the Asimov’s and Homer Readers’ […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Boz

Boz got his job on the colony ship The Beautiful Dreamer because of his skills as a competent introvert. He enjoys spending years completely alone, monitoring the passengers passing the time in cold sleep. So, when he wakes up one morning to Christmas carols, he gets scared. Very scared. Who has joined him on the ship? And why torture him with Christmas cookies and mugs […]

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Squishy’s Teams arrives

I stealth published a novel this week. Squishy’s Teams is in my Diving Universe, but it’s not a novel about Boss. I wrote this in the middle of writing the big story arc that I’m finishing up this year. I wrote Squishy’s Teams to explain something to myself. (I do that a lot.) I needed to know what happened in the Empire when Squishy sent […]

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Free Fiction Monday: September at Wall and Broad

September 1920, New York City: Phillipa D’Arco makes a living investigating the past for the United States Government. Bloodless, they call her, making her one of the best operatives. So, when Phillipa fails to return back to 2057 to report her findings, Assistant Attorney General Preston Lane needs to make a decision: send in yet another investigator or lose a valuable asset. Whatever Lane decides, […]

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Stories, More Diving, and a Half-Off Sale

I get busy, and I forget to update you folks, and then all of the news piles up into a big…news pile. (Okay, you know what I mean.) Let’s go by deadline. First, WMG Publishing is holding a half-off online workshops sale. We did this when COVID started to encourage people to stay in and learn. We hoped it would be a one-shot. It wasn’t. […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Results

Percentages. Chances. Opportunities. Before Bryan marries Jess, he needs to know what kind of children they’ll have. Fortunately, tests exist for that. The results have arrived, and now they must choose: babies, percentages, or each other? “Results” 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.   Results Kristine […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The One That Got Away

The regulars at Spirit Winds’ Thursday night blackjack tournament never call attention to themselves. Some are retired, some are a little shady, some have seen too much. But none of them believed in UFOs. Until that night when the lights went out in the middle of the tournament…and something very, very strange happened. Something eerie. Something…alien. “The One That Got Away” by New York Times bestselling author […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Four Conversations

Luna needs help creating a list of beautiful things for the Beauty Enhancer, because she struggles with too many choices. So, she talks to her friends and family. But can they help with something so personal? Can anyone? “Four Conversations” 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. […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Skylight

Abandoned by everyone, Skye strikes a bargain with the Assassins Guild at the tender age of 14 to work off her education. But in the years that follow, her training proves she must escape an assassin’s life. After failing one final test, she learns her fate—a fate no one can see coming. This story marks the origin of Skye, the heroine of A Spy to […]

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