Category Archives: Christmas Short Stories

Peyote and My Short Story

Years ago, I contributed a short story to a Christmas anthology that a friend was publishing. My piece was named “Santa’s Secret Helper” and it was a rather hilarious (and irreverent) take on what can go wrong when a curmudgeon … Continue reading

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Warm Wishes and Holiday Cheer

Last year around this time, I wrote a couple of short stories with Christmas themes. I was pleased that both got published in seasonal anthologies. One of those stories, Santa’s Secret Helper, was . . . well, it was sort … Continue reading

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Two Invites To The Party!

So what happens when you think that you’ll never get more of your writing published and then all of a sudden you get invited in the same week to publish a Christmas short story in two different anthologies? My first … Continue reading

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