With cookbook in hand, Hades makes his way up the steps and into the golden halls of Valhalla. He lets out a sigh before squaring his shoulders; he hasn’t even gotten started, and he already knows this is going to be a disaster.Read More
I rubbed my temples slowly, trying to concentrate on the screen in front of me. I had to finish this paper by midnight so I could submit it for my ethics class. With 1000 words left to write, I was not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. My daughter's laughter drifted in through my closed office door. Thank goodness my mother was able to come over three days a week to help with her so I could get my schoolwork done. That woman was my saving grace.Read More
In hindsight, it would have been smart to belt Santa into the passenger’s seat before heading home. In all actuality, it would have been smarter not to have contacted the CraigsList poster about buying Santa at all. This was Chrissy and her last minute plan to win the neighborhood decorating contest and surprise her sons at the same time. It was also Emily and her idea to drive with Shannon’s convertible top down and stick one of Santa’s arms out the window so that everyone would notice him driving by.Read More
The Christmas music emanating from the elegant viola was breathtaking. Of that, there could be no doubt.
It was a frosty morning and the second Sunday of December, but the local United Methodist Church was warm and inviting. The sanctuary was decorated, as usual, in a festive but tasteful manner. Attendance was indeed impressive, and every worshipper was absolutely enthralled by the beautiful music.Read More
Santa Claus looked at the two gingerbread cookies on the plate resting on the fireplace hearth. He picked up the plate and tipped the cookies into the cookie bag. He carefully and quietly set the plate down again. As he pulled the presents out of the toy bag, an idea popped into his head.Read More
A Cookie Comedy Short Story by Riley Amos Westbrook to help inspire you with your own “That’s not how cookies are made!” short story submission!
Keep those short stories coming in - we absolutely love reading them.Read More