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Sunday, February 16, 2014


Forgive me for bragging--and on a Sunday, yet!--but this short story, Volume Ten of Kathi Macias' 12 Days of Christmas, was such fun to write. I hope you will find it equally enjoyable to read. And I hope you aren't tired of Christmas stories. Is it just me, or have you also noticed a lot of Christmas-related stories being released after the first of the year?

What a day Wendy had. First, her boss fires her for offending a favorite customer, and it's only three days until Christmas. She had picked up her pitifully small check, kicking herself for blowing the entire previous salary check on herself, splurging on an expensive suit of clothes and shoes. As she sits on a cold concrete bench waiting for a bus, she hears a faint cry and discovers a baby in the trash can there. No cell phone--she'd left it on the night stand--so she carries the baby across the street to a store and falls, cutting her head. The paramedics come and tell her to get rid of her expensive new clothes, now all bloody from the afterbirth still attached to the infant.

Things can only get better from such a disasterous start to her day, right? I hope?

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