Christmas

My Christmas Gift

My Christmas Gift

by Julie O
Instead of a card; here is a holiday tale about an unusual Christmas gift. Wishing you all a joyful season!

The Silence of the Night

CAUTION: WHILE THIS STORY CONTAINS NO INCEST OR UNDERAGE SEX IT DOES CONTAIN THE THREAT OF THEM. THE THREAT OF RAPE. IT IS A HORROR STORY IN NOT JUST THE STEPHEN KING SENSE BUT EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD, DEALING WITH A GHASTLY TOPIC IN A WAY THAT I HOPE WON'T BE SEEN AS FRIVOLOUS OR EXPLOITATIVE BUT ULIIMATLY REDEMPTIVE + HOPEFUL. AND WHILE THIS DARK KALEIDOSCOPE OF A STORY STOPS SHORT OF ANY GRAPHIC PORTRAYALS OF PHYSICAL ABUSE, IT HAS A DESPICABLE VILLAIN & IS VISCERALLY DISTURBING IN PLACES. IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT HOW YOU'D REACT TO READING SUCH A TALE, PLEASE SKIP THIS ONE.

 

Evil doesn't take Christmas off...

The Silence of the Night
by Laika Pupkino

There were worse things that could happen to you on Christmas Eve than to find yourself locked in a tiny closet. And when the perverted monster who had abducted him this afternoon got back from the store, little Mikey Ellsworth was going to find out what those things were.

Alone in the dark he prayed that he might be rescued somehow, calling out to God, to Jesus, his guardian angel, to anyone out there who might hear him, knowing that only a miracle could save him now...

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Santa School

Santa School

Jacob Burrows answered the ad for a mall Santa, and was surprised to discover that one had to actually attend a class before you were allowed to put on the red suit and beard. In fact, he was sent to a day long “Santa School”.

At the class, Jacob spent the day learning how best to act “jolly”, even when things were not going well. Things like when a kid pulls on your beard or pees on your pants.

There was also a discussion on what to do if a kid asks for something other than a present, and this led to some of the “Santas” to stand up and share stories.

They told of kids asking that a sibling wasn’t sick, or that a parent could find a job, of wishing mommy and daddy would stop fighting, or that there would be enough food on the table for Christmas dinner.

A Toy's Story

Disclaimer: This is fiction. All the characters and events portrayed here are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely accidental and unintentional. I as the author reserves all rights. Once again I’m down to the wire posting my entry. I’ve given this a good look over but I’m afraid that it is still pretty raw without another pair of eyes to double-check for me.  Be that as it may, I hope that you can enjoy this, even with the errors.

Warning!!!! This story depicts someone having a hard time dealing with the lost of an loved one. If this would upset you please do not continue! I believe it ends on a positive note, but you were warned!

The best Christmas ever

“Well” I thought to myself, “it worked”. It was odd, just a moment before I had been feeling so incredibly happy and now here I was in the depths of depression.

“I finally managed to become the woman I’ve always wanted to be and here it has just fucked my life all out of recognition.” I said these words to the image of the teenager in the mirror.

“Omygod, he’s gonna freak when he gets home and sees this waiting for him. I can’t be any older than 17 and here I am waiting for my husband of 21 years to get home and see me. What the fuck am I gonna do? He’s never gonna believe that I’m me.!”

Auld Lang Syne

Two former lovers meet again on a cold, bittersweet Christmas eve.

Inspired by the music, and in memoriam of, Dan Fogelberg.

Home For Christmas

Kate looked at her husband, the strong but gentle man she loved so dearly, and found a new depth of feeling for him.. She hugged him close as if he were a child. “It's all right,” she said. “It's fine. Why don't we take the monkey home. And if you want to be Sally for a little while, that's fine too.”

“It's not that,” said Brad. “I just wish we both could have had Christmas without pain. I just wish we could have some good memories about Christmas as kids.”

Gift of Time

Gordon did not know what to think when Dave first walked in with Simon. He had been looking forward to cooling out with the guys after yet another unpleasant week. Working temporary jobs was rarely nice, but he was still unable to find anything else. His times spent with the guys were one of the few ways he got to escape real life, if only for just a few hours.

A Christmas Visit

A Christmas Visit

The early winter storm raged, slashing and tearing with icy blades at the weary Christmas decorations along the street vainly trying shine though the wintery onslaught. Ice glazed the poorly heated apartment windows erasing all signs of the holiday season as the storm howled.


Christmas Surprise

Spring Hills was in a state of total excitement! The small mountain town full of eclectic little shops and mostly geared towards the tourist trade went all out for the major holidays. Christmas this year would be no exception. Now Spring Hills wouldn’t forget about the religious meaning of this holiday, but that was mostly left for the churches and the individual families. The town itself was going all out for the business end and the commercial pageantry that would draw these tourists into town.