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 Dark Man” 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.   The Dark Man Kristine Kathryn Rusch   Condi stepped out of the internet café, an ice-cold bottle of Coke in her hand. The street was dark except for the light spewing out of the café’s door. Motorcycles were parked to her left, squeezed between Smart Cars that had slid bumper-first into slots too small for a regular car. In America, this would be called an alley, if someone deigned to dignify it with a designation at all. Crooked, covered with uneven cobblestone, winding uphill between darkened and graffiti-covered buildings, the street felt more like a path between main roads. The internet café didn’t help. It was the only…

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Free Fiction Monday: The Dark Man

Updated: May 23, 2022 — 10:26 pm