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Free Reads

Short Stories

These free short stories may become part of longer works at some point. This will be noted when/if applicable. Some stories may be permanently free and others will be available here for a limited time. With the exception of "Emma of Crooked Creek," free reads will be between 1,000 and 3,000 words.

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by MK McClintock

Sea of Hope

1,711 words

In 1823, Callen and Meg Maitland flee America for the shores of Scotland.


A longer version of this story is in the works. For now, I hope you enjoy the first installment.

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by MK McClintock

Emma of Crooked Creek

5,400 words

The war is over between the North and South, but the battles at home are just beginning.


Emma Hawkins is a dedicated doctor in the little town of Crooked Creek, Montana Territory. Casey Latimer is a wounded soldier in search of a new home and a new beginning. When Casey, battered and bruised, quite literally falls at Emma's feet, she is bound by duty to help him. What happens next is something Emma never expected. 


Originally published in 2014, this story is part of the Crooked Creek series and included in The Women of Crooked Creek. And, don't miss Christmas in Crooked Creek, released Dec 13, 2022.

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