XxX Christmas Dinner

“Hey Jack, how ya doin’ t’day?” “I’m hot, I’m sweaty, my feet hurt, and I need a shower something terrible,” replied Trevor McDaniels. “In a word, awful.” He smiled and winked at the old man as he scooped up some turkey stuffing and plopped it onto the old man’s tray. ‘Seagull’ Dan, dressed in at

Stuff the Stocking

It was Christmas Eve and I was working over the break from college at a Gap in the mall. Earlier that morning, my co-workers and I had had a little X-mas party. Nothing special, eggnog, nuts, and poundcake. After most of the crew had left, it was just me Drew, the new guy, and Chrissy,

All Things Considered

“‘Twas the night before Christmas And all through the house, Not a creature was stirring…” As you can probably tell, not a whole lot was going on! So yeah, it’s not exactly the Little House on the Prairie but our home sitting squarely on the Nebraskan high plains in a small mid-western township, is if

Secretary Love

I first started to get the indication that David had the “hots” for me when we were alone once in the office, and he made our usual afternoon run for a snack, bringing back chocolate cherries and diet coke for me. I’d always made comments about how that combination made me a little silly, and

A single man’s Christmas takes an unforeseen and very welcome turn

It’s quarter to one on Christmas morning. The midnight service has finished, and the entire village has gone back home to drink or sleep away the hours until daybreak. In the church there’s just me, tidying hymnbooks and setting the chairs and music stands ready for morning service. I’m not particularly religious; I sing in

Santa’s Dirty Elf

The spirit of Naar floated helplessly in the darkness of space, his soul a cloud of ethereal, black smoke. He watched angrily as the universe was consumed by the Light of Ishir and Kai, their benevolent gazes bringing new life to the worlds he had purified with fire and death. At the Dark God’s side