…for holiday stories, of course.

I don’t usually write anything for the holidays, but in May, when I was struggling with a major project, taking a day to write a short story was a good distraction from my mental blocks. So here we are in December, and here’s my day well spent.

It is that–a short story–so if you don’t like things that aren’t novel length, it’s obviously not for you. If you’re looking for a feel-good holiday tale, it just might be. It’s a standalone contemporary, so there’s no magic (the shame!), unless you count the odd holiday miracle of two guys finding each other despite themselves. It’s even lucky number thirteen in the lineup of advent stories!