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An Early Christmas Present: The First Story in My Festive Collection

A free short story from my Christmas collection

Full cover of Stocking Fillers
This new cover design, added for the 2015 festive season, was shortlisted earlier this month in CompletelyNovel’s “Lord of the Book Covers” design competition

Yes, I know it’s still only October, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll already have stashed away in a secret place at least one Christmas present, bought early to avoid the rush/grab a seasonal bargain/stop you panicking that you’ll leave it all till the last minute.

In the interests of helping you along, I thought I’d post up on my blog today a free sample short story from Stocking Fillers (note to my American friends: that’s British English for Stocking Stuffers, rather than an indicator of an unexpected foray into erotica). The story that follows, a fun take on the annual Christmas letters that drop through so many of our letterboxes each year, is the first of twelve gently humorous tales in this seasonal collection. Continue reading “An Early Christmas Present: The First Story in My Festive Collection”