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The Eighth Day of Christmas

By Weibo Grobler "Go on. Get it off your chest." Jack said. "What's the point? You don't listen. You should have picked a tree weeks ago." "Trust me. The guy said he has loads." "Loads of sickly shit more like."... Continue Reading →

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The Seventh Day of Christmas

By S.E. Casey There were no witnesses. Twelve days before Christmas, the tree appeared in the middle of the Shaker Hills Mall parking lot. Driven clear through the asphalt, its expansive width obliterated several rows of prime parking. Gnarled bark... Continue Reading →

The Sixth Day of Christmas

By M.T. Decker “May your Christmas wish come true, now and evermore.” I could feel my pulse race as I read the inscription on the Christmas Star my wife had placed on top of the tree. These were the words... Continue Reading →

The Fifth Day of Christmas

By Alyson Faye During December Grunen Baum Platz was a gaudy, glittering bauble. In the grand houses’ massive fir trees laden with hundreds of glowing candles bedecked the hallways. “Oh Papa,” said Emilie, “my favourite time of year.” Her father... Continue Reading →

The Fourth Day of Christmas

By Dean Moses Shelly Lancaster hadn’t noticed when it happened, only that it had happened. Thousands of pulsating lights were draped from and wrapped about the apartment building’s otherwise drab exterior: a rainbow phantasmagoria that infiltrates the body and warms... Continue Reading →

The Third Day of Christmas

By Alice Nuttall He almost didn’t see the little match girl when he stepped down from the cab. The snow had covered most of her body, and she looked more like a bundle of rags than a child. It was only... Continue Reading →

The Second Day of Christmas

By M Ferry Have another drink! That’s how you made my list in the first place. I know all about your “accident”. You had so much alcohol in your system that you were able to stumble away from the wreckage,... Continue Reading →

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