Christmas Spirit and Havok

You know I spend so much time using this blog to spotlight other writers and their books that I almost forget to tell everyone when I publish something.

I wrote a Christmas story and it got accepted into an anthology. That anthology is out now, has been for a while now. Hmm, sorry about that. Introducing:

2019 Christmas Spirit Short Story Anthology

These are not your mother’s holiday stories! The authors of the 2019 Christmas Spirit Short Story Challenge, hosted by Michelle Francik, were tasked with writing short stories the evoked the “Christmas Spirit.” That could mean tidings and joy or it could mean the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future! This anthology covers the whole spectrum-from love, joy, and anticipation to depression, revenge and redemption. Whether you’re a scrooge or a holiday lover, you’ll find something to make you laugh, think, and hope.

 

Inside this festive collection you can find my story “Holiday Cheer.” The title is ironic in that the main character has no cheer in his heart.

 It’s also a serious story with themes that I don’t recommend for children. The editor of the anthology even put a trigger warning before it. 

Here’s the first few lines:

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T’was the day before Christmas and one man had a plan.

He would ruin the holiday for everyone in the land.

He never liked Christmas. The absolute worst time of the year.

What right had people to be happy when he felt no cheer.

 Hypocrites. Stupid. How he hated them all.

He hated the people who passed him, leaving the Mall.

Their arms full of bags and laughing on phones.

He hated the bell ringer and his partner on trombone.

Staring guilt into each person who passed the red kettle,

Dues to peace and good-will they must settle.

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Yes it’s a rhyming story and I have no regrets. Are you interested in reading the rest?

Buy it below:

Christmas Spirit cover

Paperback link: https://amzn.to/34Em89n Selling for the low price of: $8.99

Kindle link: https://amzn.to/2DyjZA6 Available for the even lower price of: $2.99

And HAVOK free story:

Also today only (December 16th, 2019) I have a flash story published on http://gohavok.com.

The title is Snow Blind. And every story published this month is based on a song.

Which song is mine based on? You’ll have to guess.

I’d love it if you’d pop over and give it a read.

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Read for free today or join the havok hoard and get unlimited access to all of their stories.

 

 

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: End of year wrap up | C. O. Bonham
  2. Sharon Rose
    Dec 16, 2019 @ 11:23:55

    I loved your Havok story! It sucked me in and had great twists. You have talent, m’dear!

    Sharon

    Reply

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