Merry Christmas Stories

Merry Christmas Stories

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by Jeff R. Spalsbury
     
 

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Here is a collection of 25 short stories for the Christmas season to make you laugh, smile and just feel good about this magical time of year. These delightful stories, written in a variety of genre, all reflect Christmas love, hope and charity. Detective Nick Tracer just wants to get drunk over the holiday season but an eight-year-old girl hires him to find Santa,

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Here is a collection of 25 short stories for the Christmas season to make you laugh, smile and just feel good about this magical time of year. These delightful stories, written in a variety of genre, all reflect Christmas love, hope and charity. Detective Nick Tracer just wants to get drunk over the holiday season but an eight-year-old girl hires him to find Santa, and it changes his life. A magical Christmas bus enriches the lives of a veteran and his young daughter. The last S-2, an indestructible android, is given the toughest assignment of his long existence. A Christmas ghost discovers the real magic of Christmas, and on a beautiful California Christmas morning, two people in their 80s recall their lives while sitting on a park bench overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A ghost plays matchmaker for his younger brother, and two children do the same thing for their single mother. A best friend turns the table on his buddy, and a sad poem opens the heart of a lonely poet. A bag lady enjoys the view and receives an unexpected guest. And sometimes being too smart can be a disadvantage, particularly when there is a bronze olive involved. These are just some of the fun and exciting stories in this compilation. There are stories of adventure along with humor, unexpected surprises, romance and poignant moments. These are feel-good stories, to uplift your spirit and to leave you with a smile or a warm feeling. Just the way Christmas should feel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935605676
Publisher:
Black Rose Writing
Publication date:
09/23/2010
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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It is author's fervent wish that you never lose the joy, the love, the laughter or the real spirit of Christmas and that this book will help you, in some small way, keep that wish alive every day of your life. A prolific writer, Spalsbury has published, Christmas short stories, science fiction, contemporary fiction, and western novels. He seeks unique story locations and uses factual sites, people, and events to enhance his fiction. He is a member in the Western Writers of America.

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Merry Christmas Stories 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Daenel More than 1 year ago
If you¿re looking for feel good Christmas stories without a lot of hokiness, this is the book for you. Filled with stories of rekindled hope, renewed faith and revived love, Merry Christmas Stories simply makes you feel good about the Christmas season. The twenty~five short stories cover a variety of genres ranging from the paranormal to adventure to romance and drama. There really is something in it for everyone. One of my favorite stories in the collection is ¿Bag Lady Blues¿ about a homeless woman who recounts her life and the joy that she had with her family before things started to fall apart. The message of the story for me is that you don¿t know how someone may have ended up in their circumstances, but the one thing we all have in common is the need for love and companionship. FAVORITE SENTENCE(S) Page 65: I don¿t understand why I look out at the world with all my young thoughts, yet when I look in the mirror I see an old lady. When did that happen? My soul wants to dance, yet my body can¿t even walk straight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those who like the short story venue, Jeff R. Spalsbury's, MERRY CHRISTMAS STORIES, are a fun read for the holiday season. He provides over two dozen heart-warming stories which cover all topics from a little girl hiring a private detective to find Santa Clause for $1.06 to a young man falling in love with a ghost who he must help make human. My favorite is "Buddy Don't Cry" about a little foster boy who is returned to the Children's Home and receives a PEANUTS CLASSIC book by Charles Schultz. His telephone call to the giver of his gift, an elderly woman, sets off a series of reactions that make Christmas life-changing for him. The stories are short, easy reads which also makes the collection a wonderful gift during the holiday season. It's perfect for readers who want to sneak in a quick fifteen minutes of quiet reading time and still count on an enjoyable ending. The stories are varied, believable and down to earth-though some are even out of this world! A great read. Make it your bedside book for the holidays. --Judy Ann Davis Author, RED FOX WOMAN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These 25 short stories for the Christmas season will make you laugh, smile and just feel good about this magical time of year. These delightful stories, written in a variety of genre, all reflect Christmas love, hope and charity. Detective Nick Tracer just wants to get drunk over the holiday season but an eight-year-old girl hires him to find Santa, and it changes his life. A magical Christmas bus enriches the lives of a veteran and his young daughter. The last S-2, an indestructable android, is given the toughest assignment of his long existence. A Christmas ghost discovers the real magic of Christmas, and on a beautiful California Christmas morning, two people in their 80s recall their lives while sitting on a park bench overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A ghost plays matchmaker for his younger brother, and two children do the same thing for their single mother. A best friend turns the tables on his buddy, and a sad poem opens the heart of a lonely poet. A bag lady enjoys the view and receives an unexpected guest. And sometimes being too smart can be a disadvantage, particularly when there is a bronze olive involved. These are just some of the fun and exciting stories in this compilation. There are stories of adventure along with humor, unexpected surprises, romance and poignent moments. These are feel-good stories, to uplift your spirit and to leave you with a smile or a warm feeling. Just the way Christmas should feel.