Weird Santa & other Xmas Tales

Weird Santa & other Xmas Tales

by Brian Allan Skinner

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Overview

"Weird Santa & other Xmas Tales" is magic realism with a dash of erotic spiciness. The ten independent stories in this collection range from "A Doggie's Tale," a boy-and-his-dog story appropriate for children, to "Never Too Old, Never Too Late" in which an old babushka recounts her Christmases in the Old Country. After receiving her magic gingerbread cookies, Ana's young American friends, two couples, discover the depth of their passion for each other on a snowy Christmas Eve.

In the previous two volumes of short fiction the stories were interconnected. Here they stand alone and there is something in this anthology for everyone to enjoy, whether they hate the winter holidays or revel in them. More than one Scrooge is happily converted before the story's conclusion.

This collection of Christmas tales is illustrated with wintry scenes from holidays past and present.

As Hypatia says in "Weird Santa," the title story, "Many impossible things happen at Christmas, I guess, and if they happen, then they must be possible."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163099009
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 10/07/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Brian Allan Skinner has written more than 120 published short stories which have appeared in small press and literary magazines in the United States, Canada, and Ireland.

He is a former poetry and non-fiction reviewer for Kirkus Reviews and a production artist for Scientific American Newsletters in New York City. His most recent story collections are "Shoot Me, Jesus: Tales of the Old & New Southwest" and "The Magic of Kindness: A Novel in Short Stories."

In 2015, Brian moved to Taos, New Mexico, which he first visited with his grandmother on a cross-country train trip aboard the Santa Fe Chief in 1960. He quickly settled into the thriving artistic and literary communities of Taos where he draws sustenance and inspiration from his many artist and writer friends.

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