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Red Father [NOOK Book]

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Better not pout, better not cry, better not shout, I'm telling you why: the Red Father's coming, and he's the thing children fear most about Christmas night. He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake, he knows when you've been bad or good, so for God's sake, run, even if it does you no good at all...

The first short story I ever wrote. This is my take on the 'Santa-as-monster' idea, and it's one I'm proud of.

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Overview

Better not pout, better not cry, better not shout, I'm telling you why: the Red Father's coming, and he's the thing children fear most about Christmas night. He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake, he knows when you've been bad or good, so for God's sake, run, even if it does you no good at all...

The first short story I ever wrote. This is my take on the 'Santa-as-monster' idea, and it's one I'm proud of.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011233517
  • Publisher: Scott Crowder
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 406,345
  • File size: 70 KB

Meet the Author

I live just outside Raleigh, North Carolina. I've only been professionally published once, in last fall's edition of Flashquake online magazine, but I hope it's the start of something long term. I'm happily married, and I'm the father to two beautiful little girls, ages five and two, who will never be allowed to date boys, drive cars that are transporting boys, nor ride in cars to places where boys are present, or wear non-Amish-spinster-approved clothing in front of boys. I love horror movies, rhythmic noise, peanut butter, and the Munsters, not necessarily in that order. Please feel free to contact me if you want; I'd love to hear what you thought of the book. My e-mail address is zombieapocalypse at earthlink.net. Thanks for reading.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Santa as a monster

    "He takes the flesh and the blood." A quote in reference to Santa, and why he stops at the homes of good girls and boys.
    This is not a short story for kids or the faint of heart.

    A Mom and her young daughter invite their Mother In Law over for Christmas Eve. It is the first holiday since the husband/son/daddy was killed last season by Santa. There is safety in numbers and good animal sacrifices. Heaven help you if the Red Father doesnt like your offerrings of blood and flesh. If he is unsatisfied, then he will take pieces of a living household member. Everyone is terrified of the holidays. Joy, sharing happiness, warm hearth have no importance here.

    There is an interesting fundamental difference between Mom and MIL. Mom has store bought sacrifices with a more modern bent to them. MIL is a longtime running strict traditionalist. She does everything the old fashioned way. Who right? Which path is correct? Who will survive?

    I would like more info regarding the old fashioned traditions. And, how does Red Father choose a house, or a family, or a person to kill? I would like more info, since does not appear at all random. What does he do with all of the body bits? Why does he come on Christmas Eve?

    The story is underdeveloped and it needs alatlppppmore work. More details need to be described approipri

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Wow

    Dark christmas story. Awesome imagination. Creepy creepy....i loved it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Eeek

    Super creepy Christmas tale

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    Oh no!

    Its soo sad and disturbing. I read it on Christmas Eve for the first time. *heebie jeebie book*

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2013

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    Good story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Hmm 3.5 stars T

    Well written, new perspective on Santa. I like Santa and did not care for this version, but it was well written so I give it 4 stars for that and 3.5 stars for content.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Didn't like this one jmm44

    Makes Santa into a monster

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    Wow

    Wow, creepy, weird, excellent short horror christmas story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    An ok read.

    It was well written but I just didn't like it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Very interesting take on christmas

    Definitely a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Whoa

    An entirely different take on xmas...yikes!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Awsome

    Mesed up santa that when u think about it he is creepy and a stalker

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2011

    Very disturbing...

    Horrid Christmas tale. Bah! Humbug!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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