Monthly Archives: December 2010

Stories of Christmas Present: Penny’s Snowglobe

Here is the third and final of this year’s Christmas stories, “Penny’s Snowglobe”.  In all honesty, I just finished this one two nights ago and haven’t had as much time as I’d like to edit and revise, but it’s done … Continue reading

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Stories of Christmas Present: The Coffee Shop

Here’s the second of this year’s Christmas stories.  It’s short–shorter anyway than what I normally do–but it only needs as many words as it takes to tell the story. THE COFFEE SHOP The sole customer at the Crossroads Diner sat … Continue reading

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Stories of Christmas Present: Death of a Mall Santa

Here’s the first of this year’s trio of Christmas stories.  I haven’t had as much time to work on these as I would have liked, but they’re done, damn it, warts and all. I have a central idea when I … Continue reading

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Stories of Christmas Past–The Many Santas of Shepherd’s Hollow

Here is the second of last year’s Christmas stories, reposted here before I post the new ones.  Despite a few mistakes, I really like this story as it shows that I can be sensitive and emotional with my writing and … Continue reading

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Stories of Christmas Past–An Inconvenient Christmas

While I finish this year’s three new Christmas stories, I figured I’d go ahead and post the ones from last year.  Two of the four I’ve done so far are unavailable for reposting, as one was published this year and … Continue reading

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John Lennon

I’m getting to this a little late in the day, so I won’t rehash what has already been said.  Instead, I’ll just give you “Empty Garden” by Elton John, a tribute song for Lennon that Elton, even 30 years later, … Continue reading

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Iben Browning

Just a quick note while I’m on a lunch break to let you know that 20 years ago yesterday, I was out of school.  I wan’t sick or anything like that.  No, everyone was out that day as school was … Continue reading

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Playlist #3: Christmas Songs

I’ve mentioned on here before that I’m a big fan of Christmas.  Even working half my life in retail has not dimmed my enthusiasm for the holidays.  I suppose part of this holiday spirit comes from my mother, who went … Continue reading

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Playlist #2: Motown Classics

The music we play at work generally, to put it kindly, sucks.  Especially during the middle part of the day, when I am either not-quite-close-enough to the end of my shift to look forward to leaving or when I’m right … Continue reading

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