Let It Snow

  Ed’s note: This is not part of the regularly scheduled Christmas writing. I simply have not had the time the past couple of days. So hopefully I will get to that after work this evening. Until then, here is a chapter from the book of the same title. If you like this short work…

Winter Wonderland

This is the fourth in a collection of related short stories that begin with Its the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. This one includes the same two characters as found in Do You Hear What I Hear, and deals with the same tragic event discussed in Blue Christmas. Of course, you can read this…

Blue Christmas

This short story ties together two previous ones. Before continuing on, I would recommend you first read It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year and Do You Hear What I Hear. All three are works of fiction and are not meant to represent any real people or events. If you enjoy these stories, you…

Do You Hear What I Hear

“About seventy years back, I sat right where you are now.” “Huh?” The comment from some stranger almost startled me into falling. I was sitting on the ledge of the rooftop terrace with my feet dangling off the side. It was a chilly windy night, and the noise from the traffic far below was barely…

Precious Lamb of God

Simu and Kere spent the night in tears. Come the dawn, their two-year-old boy, Dexjo, would no longer be theirs. He had been chosen to become the Peace Child. While everyone else rejoiced that the Mauri tribe had accepted the agreement, Simu and Kere just could not get into the spirit of the celebration. How…

Oh Come, All Ye Faithful

Day 1 I can’t believe we are doing this. When the star first appeared nearly three weeks ago, everybody was in an uproar. Of course, there were many in the courts who tried to toady up to Emperor Ai but showing how it was a propitious sign for his reign. Jiao Guangqi knew better. He…