A Bit of Christmas – 6 Short Stories to Celebrate the Season Sometimes you only have a few minutes to read. Short stories are the answer!
This boxed set of six short stories features the winners of the 2015 American Christian Fiction Writers Virginia Chapter short story contest. Each previously unpublished tale has a clear Christian faith element and focuses on the theme of Christmas.
So grab a warm drink and a cookie, and relax for a bit with a Christmas short story!
The Least of
These, by Kathleen Neely
The tragedy of strangers brought him face-to-face with his
Journalist SCOTT HARRINGTON sets out to write a documentary
on the lives of three homeless men. He hopes to win a prestigious award and his
father’s respect. In the process, he uncovers stories of heartbreak, trauma,
and rejection, causing him to revisit his own tragic past and the guilty secret
that he holds.
CLAIRE BASSETT has been searching for her husband who went
missing a year ago. The attentions of another man cause her to question if she
should continue to search or move on with her life.
As Scott and Claire’s stories overlap, will there be
restoration or rejection?
The Least of Thesewon first place for fiction in Almost An Author’s Fresh Voices Contest.
The Street Singer, by
From fame to poverty--can one person's effort tip the
scales of justice?
Trisha Mills, a student in
her final semester of law school, has fond memories of listening to the music
of Adaline, a once famous recording artist. She learns that Adaline, now Adda
Marsh, is a street singer in Asheville, NC. Adda’s sole means of support in her
senior years comes from the donation box. Along with her meager possessions, Adda
has a box labeled, “Things to Remember.” Adda agrees to show Trisha the
contents. With it comes her story. Adda reveals her journey by sharing a few
items at a time, beginning as a sharecropper’s daughter in Mississippi, to fame
in Nashville, and to poverty in her old age.
Trisha is busy cleaning out
the home of her deceased grandfather, preparing to sit for the bar exam, and
planning her wedding to Grant Ramsey. However, she cannot overlook the
injustices that Adda has experienced. Aided by Rusty Bergstrom, an attorney who
will work pro bono, Trisha convinces Adda to seek restitution. Will her growing
friendship with Rusty Bergstrom affect her engagement to Grant?