She calls herself Linda, although it’s not her name. She travels from nursing home to nursing home, fixing problems, helping others. Until she meets Eloise Mortimer. Rich, famous Eloise Mortimer. Dying Eloise Mortimer, who fancies herself a latter-day Miss Marple, but who might simply be something much more dangerous. Much more destructive.
“Kindred Souls” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch was first published in Cemetery Dance, Issue No. 32, 1999.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s short fiction has won the Ellery Queen Readers’ Choice Award twice, and has been nominated for the Edgar, Shamus, Stoker, and Anthony Awards. For more information on her work, go to kristinekathrynrusch.com.
If you liked “Kindred Souls,” you might enjoy these stories and collections by Kristine Kathryn Rusch:
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