Stories tagged christmas

Christmas Presents

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There’s something Dad’s been telling us that I don’t think is true

A Christmas Story

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Two days before Christmas 1946, my mother put me on an Illinois Central railroad train at the whistle stop of Neoga, Illinois.

A Winter's Eve

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It takes all I've got not to fall on my knees and bury my face in her arms.

Clackamas Towne Center 2012

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The young mother slowly moved along the counter at Macy's, glancing at the sparkling bottles and attractive packages of scented soaps and powders. She reached for a bottle, then hesitated, looking…

'tis the Season

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The contemporary festival of monetary outlay has replaced the celebration of fraternity. Hearths are cold, hearts as well,…

Runts

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Who wouldn’t prefer a Starbuck’s Card for Christmas rather than poems?

The Short Life Of Shapes On Sun-Kissed Eyelids

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She sees Connick Jr. now has a microphone. He is singing “All of Me” as if he meant her to take all of him.

The Star... an excerpt from The Exile of Gaspar

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The night is very clear and unusually cold. We are so near to the star that its light banishes the darkness that tries futilely to extinguish it. A small village twinkles in the foothills to our east. The cry of a lost sheep cuts the night like a blade

A CHRISTMAS TANGLE

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 "Ahem. What did you call these again?" From the wrinkled cardboard box, he'd dragged into the living room, he reached inside and pulled out a sample. Christmas lights on green cord, interspersed with silver tinsel, hung from his hand like holiday seaweed. "Fairy-lights!"…

Ransom

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The Snowman grinned malevolently as the Sugar Plum fairies shook in their tiny powdered boots."Santa has one more hour and then you're all marshmallow toasts!" the Snowman said. He laughed and he laughed. His evil plan? He wanted the key to time delivered to him personally…

f**k xmas

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Christmas Eve arrives with a relief that the season of joy will soon be over so I can feel the pain I am denying myself. Rosie presses her face against the kitchen window, leaving ghostlike impressions of the tip of her nose and her lips on the glass tha

Bread Sweaters

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We sat around the ocean table and ate eyes on ham

Santa Breaks Bad

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It was bound to happen. Even celebrities can only take so much. The constant comparisons to Christ (people still think He was born in December), assumptions that he was anti-Semite or anti-Islam, and accusations from PETA, now ad litem for…

Christmas in the Big Easy

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So I got to thinking that maybe God makes mistakes sometimes, like Santa Claus made a mistake last Christmas.

Being In Love Is For High Schoolers Or Middle Aged Divorcees

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But who am I kidding. We aren’t in love. Being in love is for high schoolers or middle aged divorcees exploring their sexuality. Our love is real, sweaty, backwards, forwards, angry, trusting. We love as you only can after seeing someone at their best and