Posted By lantoniou on December 8, 2012
“Tis the season for well-wishing, gift-giving, and looking forward to a New Year. I want to thank my readers and fans for making 2012 such a wonderful year, and offer you a special FREE gift to share with your friends. Click here for a copy of a never-published Christmas story I wrote a few years ago, about an indulgent Daddy who dresses up as Santa for her boy’s leather club holiday party. Here’s an excerpt:
My instructions were simple. Pull up, do some jolly laughing, receive the bag of presents they’d already gathered, sit in the bootblack chair and listen to some Santa wishes. Take pictures. Hand each boy a present. Then ho fucking ho my way out. In return I would get everlasting love and devotion, blah, blah, blah.
And sure enough, the boy was right outside the bar, big red velvet bag in hand when I pulled up. I had enough time to fasten on the beard, slip on my reading glasses and shove the hat over my naturally white hair before the bar door opened and some of the clubmembers piled out to welcome me. Continue reading here
For additional gift-giving on the cheap, I have a 99 cent story I wrote last year. It’s my most sentimental tale, and it takes place during the World War One, during the Christmas Truce of 1914. During this truce, the soldiers on both sides put down their weapons, and shared in food, drink, and caroling (true story! The photo to the left was taken during the Truce). My story suggests that one or two soldiers might have also shared a bit more. You can purchase Christmas Truce for your e-book reader here.
If you are still looking for gifts to give, I encourage you to stop by my online store and pick up some trinkets for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, Christmas, Three Kings Day, and whatever holidays you celebrate this time of year.
May you have a peaceful and healthy season, and I look forward next year, when we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Marketplace series!