We didn't get a chance to send out our Christmas cards this year, but we did at least get our drabbles written and shared. Here's mine. Here's hoping this holiday season has been kind to you and yours, and best wishes for a kinder, happier 2017.
EARLY RETIREMENT He wasn't scheduled for retirement until the end of the universe, but he was just so damn tired. The world was very different than when he'd started. Expectations had grown and grown and grown until he could no longer keep up with the demand placed upon him by his customers. When he first … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Early Retirement
SANTA DOESN'T SWEAT The manager sighed as he watched the bead of sweat drip off the old man’s nose. “Let’s get some air on him,” he hollered at the woman dressed as an elf. She scurried over to the fan and pointed it at the bearded man in the red suit. Santa doesn’t sweat. He … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Santa Doesn’t Sweat
Now that NaNoWriMo is over and done with, I'm back at #FridayFlash! Be sure to check out the other short stories -- great for a slow Friday at work or over a quick lunch break. I'd love to hear your comments re: my story below! Thanks for stopping by! THE DEATH OF SANTA Santa was … Continue reading [FridayFlash] The Death of Santa
Updates, end of year reviews and top 10 lists soon. Until then, here's a little holiday drabble. Hope you enjoy. NOTICE Winter wonderlands. White Christmases. Sleigh rides, hot chocolate. Snow ball fights and snow angels. Cozying up by the fire. That’s me, you know. Not the fat man in red. Not his eight or nine … Continue reading [short fiction] Notice
I've wanted to send out a 100-word Christmas story with my Christmas cards for a few years now. This is the first year I've gotten around to writing a story. Alas, I did not get around to actually sending Christmas cards. So, I present it here instead, along with my wishes for a lovely Christmas … Continue reading Merry Happy
Here's a quick bit of short fiction I wrote last year. By the time I finished it, it was too late for a Christmas story, so this one's been waiting all year for its debut. Hope you enjoy. CHARITY: A CHRISTMAS STORY Julie was setting the table when the doorbell rang announcing the arrival of … Continue reading Charity: A Christmas Story
After a month off from all non-NaNoWriMo-related writing, I'm ready to get back to business. And that means #fridayflash! Now that it's December, I present to you a little Christmas story, inspired by an idea my sister gave me this afternoon. I hope you enjoy. THE SEARCH FOR SANTA Michael stared out the window as … Continue reading [FridayFlash] The Search for Santa