Author Archives: Lee Smiley

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I write things. Maybe you'll read them.

Tales of Christmas Past–Penny’s Snowglobe

Unless I’ve missed one, this is the last of the old Christmas stories.  If you’ve read, I hope you have enjoyed. PENNY’S SNOWGLOBE Penny Wilkes sat on her couch, waiting. She had taken the initiative to put on her pajamas, … Continue reading

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Tales of Christmas Past–Death of a Mall Santa

This one also requires a warning for language, content, and other inappropriateness.  Read at your own peril. DEATH OF A MALL SANTA “Santa?” Frank heard the name. Somewhere in his bourbon-soaked brain, he checked and found the name wasn’t his. … Continue reading

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

They say a parent shouldn’t have favorites among his or her children, but I confess that this may be my favorite of the Christmas stories I’ve written.  There are mistakes in it, but I like it and I don’t care … Continue reading

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Tales of Christmas Past–An Inconvenient Christmas

I wrote this one as a response to the Al Gore documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.  I think if Mr. Gore has taken this approach instead, we’d have figured this global warming thing out by now. AN INCONVENIENT CHRISTMAS Crack! Santa … Continue reading

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Tales of Christmas Past–The Coffee Shop

And we’re back to regular posting.  This one is short and sweet, but I like it. THE COFFEE SHOP The sole customer at the Crossroads Diner sat at the counter, both hands holding a steaming cup of coffee. He wore … Continue reading

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We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming for “Six to Eight Black Men”

I would normally be posting another of my Christmas stories tonight, but I think I will share what has become a holiday tradition for me.  I didn’t write it, but I damn sure wish I had. If you’re not familiar … Continue reading

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Tales of Christmas Past–Santa’s Worst Stop

Of all the stories I’ve written, I probably would have given this one the worst chance of seeing publication.  It was a fun concept and I had a wonderful time writing it, even in the wake of my mother’s death.  … Continue reading

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Tales of Christmas Past–The Present

In light of the events of today in Connecticut, I thought about holding off on my Christmas stories for a few days.  However, I know that in the midst of such darkness, we must always look for the light.  This … Continue reading

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Terra Incognita–Chapter 14

It’s been a bit since I posted a new chapter on here, but I have been finishing up classes for the semester and, with that out of the way, I can resume regularly scheduled programming.  There are only four chapters … Continue reading

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Terra Incognita–Chapter 13

At this point, we are just over halfway in the story.  I hope to have the rest posted this month as I’ll begin work on my Christmas stories soon and want to have most of December in which to post … Continue reading

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