Being abandoned by his family every Christmas as a child had set off the downward spiral. Thirty years later, he had finally hit rock bottom. Cassandra lay naked on the bed, her skin blotchy and bruised, the needle still hanging out her arm. He shelled out the notes from his wallet and left them on … Continue reading HOME ALONE 13: HOLIDAY IN THE HACIENDA
'The setting for our Christmas story today is a mountainous region far away, a land of hills and fields. There lived three men there...' A small hand shot up, 'Was one of them Santa?' 'No, one of them was not Santa. As I was saying, there lived three men there who tended to their flock … Continue reading A CHRISTMAS STORY
It started one year, with one child. 'What do those children get?' she asked, and her mother told her, 'Not much.' The child had some shoes she'd outgrown. She placed them at the gate of the orphanage on Christmas Eve. The next year more shoes were left. Another year on and bags of clothing appeared. … Continue reading THAT ONE SPECIAL DAY
Well, it didn't look much - a cuddly toy, a small chocolate each, a few sweets. It would have to do. He hoped they would understand. He collected them all and put them in the Santa sack. He left the newspaper lying open on the bed. His own face stared up at him from the … Continue reading TABLOID INTRUSION
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