From the Christmas Story Archives

Been going through my Christmas story archives and pulled this one out for today.   THE SIDEWALK “Well, what’a ya know,” Ben whispered, grinning, seeing his breath form vapors on the Christmas air. “Who would have thought it would be the brick sidewalk?” He sighed. In one unexpected instant – as his feet had treadContinue reading “From the Christmas Story Archives”

Excerpts from my Christmas Anthology

Hi, there dear readers. Merry Christmas!  It’s almost here. And today I’m posting a few excerpts from my Christmas Short Story Anthology:  STOCKING FULL OF STORIES.  Just five teasers, but hopefully they’ll give you the right idea. ‘What right idea is that?’ you ask. Why, the idea that you should hop over to Amazon andContinue reading “Excerpts from my Christmas Anthology”

‘Stocking Full Of Stories’ – now in Paperback! Yay!!!

IT’S FINALLY HERE in PAPERBACK! Why not buy yourself an early Christmas present this year? My Christmas anthology, Stocking Full Of Stories, is just what you need to add that extra little sparkle to this year’s celebration.  Stories about love, challenge, hope, faith, and ridiculously funny stuff as well.  There’s 11 stories in all. It’sContinue reading “‘Stocking Full Of Stories’ – now in Paperback! Yay!!!”

The Rescue: A Christmas Story – Part 3

Find Part 1 HERE. PART 3 At the end of the program, all the children received bags full of treats to help celebrate the Lord’s birthday, and as Papa and Mama led David out of the church, they turned once more toward the corner where he had spent three lonely, fearful days. “We’ll just sitContinue reading “The Rescue: A Christmas Story – Part 3”

The Rescue: A Christmas Story – Part 2

You can find Part 1 here. PART 2 “He’s been there all morning, do you think, Papa?” Mama asked, her tone beginning to sound worried. Papa looked at the boy as they passed and noticed that he kept looking in both directions, stretching his neck as if looking for someone or something in particular. “ItContinue reading “The Rescue: A Christmas Story – Part 2”

The Rescue: A Christmas Story – Part 1

The following story is fiction – as are all the characters and the setting. However, the story was inspired directly by the real-life story of one of the most effective and compassionate men in ministry today. Bill Wilson, who is the founder of Metro World Child in New York City, was actually abandoned as a childContinue reading “The Rescue: A Christmas Story – Part 1”

Christmas E-Book – $0.99 Today Through December 24.

My Christmas short-story anthology, Stocking Full of Stories, is on a special holiday sale at the Amazon Kindle Store.  It will be only $0.99 until midnight December 24. Christmas is about love – and laughter – and hope – and second chances. This collection of 11 original Christmas stories covers all those subjects and thenContinue reading “Christmas E-Book – $0.99 Today Through December 24.”

Arnold’s Antlers: A Christmas Story for Children of ALL AGES

I originally posted this story last year, but I thought it might add to the holiday enjoyment of some of my new readers this year, so I’m posting it again.  Arnold may be a youngster, but what he learns about life is important enough to pay attention to even after we’re way up in years.Continue reading “Arnold’s Antlers: A Christmas Story for Children of ALL AGES”

My Christmas Anthology Came Out in the Kindle Store Today: $1.99

Hooray! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Season’s Greetings! My Christmas Anthology — STOCKING FULL OF STORIES — went digital today, and it’s priced right for the holiday shoppers at $1.99 Christmas is about love – and laughter – and hope – and second chances. This collection of 11 original Christmas stories covers all those subjects andContinue reading “My Christmas Anthology Came Out in the Kindle Store Today: $1.99”

‘Going Home’ — a short, short story

My friend Dawn, a photographer and host of the blog “The Day After,” posted this beautiful photograph on her site a few days ago. It so captured my attention that it eventually inspired a short story – a Christmas story, if you will. She has given me permission to use her picture for my storyContinue reading “‘Going Home’ — a short, short story”