Category Archives: Holiday Short Stories

COMING SOON – New Short Stories!

It’s been an exciting summer! In July I published one of my favorite short stories—Cuffed. It’s a true story about a frightening yet entertaining event that happened one night long ago when I worked the graveyard shift in a local … 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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