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Stories of Christmas Past: Penny’s Snowglobe

I want to wish all my readers (both of you) a very Merry Christmas and I hope you enjoy this last story of the year. PENNY’S SNOWGLOBE Penny Wilkes sat on her couch, waiting.  She had taken the initiative to … Continue reading

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Stories of Christmas Past: The Coffee Shop

THE COFFEE SHOP The sole customer at the Crossroads Diner sat at the counter, both hands holding a steaming cup of coffee.  He wore a thin, ragged coat, little protection against the harsh weather of northwestern Minnesota that, even now, … Continue reading

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Stories of Christmas Past–An Inconvenient Christmas

Here is my pseudo-cautionary tale, “An Inconvenient Christmas”. AN INCONVENIENT CHRISTMAS Crack! Santa Claus rolled over in his bed, a difficult task beneath the half dozen thick blankets, and looked at his wife. “What the hell was that?” Mrs. Claus’s … Continue reading

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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 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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A Quickie (Update, that is)

While I await the results of a few short stories out on submission and in between working on this year’s Christmas short stories and before I go back to work on one of my novels-in-progress, I thought I’d update here … Continue reading

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Original Fiction–The Many Santas of Shepherd’s Hollow

Here it is, the third and final of my new Christmas short stories for this year. Short, however, is a term I use loosely for this tale. It does run a bit long, but it’s only as long as it … Continue reading

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Original Fiction–An Inconvenient Christmas

Here is the second of this year’s three Christmas short stories–“An Inconvenient Christmas”. In keeping with the theme I chose to honor my late mother, a huge Santa Claus fan, this tale features Saint Nick facing an ecological disaster with … Continue reading

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Original Fiction–Santa’s Worst Stop

In keeping with this year’s theme of “Santa Claus”, here is the first of this year’s three Christmas short stories. I had a lot of fun incorporating this year’s trendy horror subject–zombies–with the holiday theme and I hope that fun … Continue reading

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