A Gift For Joey
Christmas short story—In 1949, four-year-old Joey wants a toy fire engine for Christmas. His jobless, penniless father is desperate to fulfill his young child’s wish, but on Christmas Eve makes a terrible decision. Certain that he has ruined Christmas for his son, Sam Turner discovers that all is not lost when the spirit of the season motivates others to intervene in surprising ways.
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About the Author
Michael Puttonen is a Minnesota native and writer of action/adventure novels with a touch of fantasy. He honed his craft writing short stories before expanding into writing full-length adventure novels. Always an avid reader, his tastes include an eclectic variety of genres and styles that encompass storytellers both past and present. As a writer, he feels an affinity for action and adventure, and loves fantasy for the freedom it offers in creating alternate worlds. His direct influences include the pulp fantasy of E.R. Burroughs and the historical fiction of Bernard Cornwell. His SANYEL series features the adventures of a young, gifted female shaman as she confronts a male-dominated world. This ongoing series currently includes the books SANYEL, DISRUPTER, and CIRCLES AND STONES.