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: 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: Un-familiar

Winston’s familiar Ruby, a small black cat, avoids dogs whenever possible. So when Winston sees her talking quietly with a toy poodle-Chihuahua mix, he wants to know why. Ruby, usually so vocal, says nothing. Her silence, that dog, and a storm in the Oregon Coast community of Seavy Village all combine into one of the most memorable days of Winston’s life. “Un-familiar,” by New York Times bestselling […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Matilda

Devi follows orders, even if she hates them. Like her orders for this mission: pilot a single ship—The Matilda—on a fact-finding mission in the middle of a war zone. Despite Matilda’s apparent fondness for Devi, Devi feels the opposite about working with the sentient ship. But as pilot and ship approach their target—a large CeaWayLaV warship—the pair discovers their inability to function as a bonded […]

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Free Fiction Monday: DNF

Runners do not finish races for a lot of reasons. But when a runner does not finish at the first Night Frights Run in Las Vegas, Warren worries that the Halloween-themed race might prove far more pulse-pounding than anyone intends. With just the right mix of the mysterious and the terrifying, “DNF” demonstrates Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s mastery of the crime short story. “DNF,” by New York […]

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Free Fiction: Bring Me the Head of Anne Boleyn

Elizabeth Tudor: her mother’s daughter, flirtatious and bright; her father’s daughter, ruthless and cold. Which part of her will win? Before her twenty-fifth year, she bore the titles of princess and prisoner, royal daughter and daughter of a traitor. Now, Elizabeth Tudor rules England as its queen and, in her private moments, she cannot quite believe she survived. To figure out how to rule, Elizabeth […]

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