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Too Soon For Christmas Shopping?

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September 24th, 2020 Posted 8:38 am

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Beginnings

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August 9th, 2020 Posted 8:41 am

On Sunday we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. Since we seem to have missed our normal Christmas in July post, let’s have Santa 365, the e-short story, do double duty today.

“There’s no Santa Claus,” Charlie said.

“Who told you that?” said Bernie.

“Esmé.”

“Who’s Esmé?”

“At school.”

“Well,” said Bernie, “everyone has their own opinion.”

“It’s not an opinion, Dad,” said Charlie. “It’s a scientific fact.”

“Oh?”

“From a scientist.”

“Any scientist in particular?”

“Groucho Marx.”

“Esmé told you that?”

“Uh-huh.”

“Know much about Groucho Marx?”

Charlie shrugged his skinny little shoulders. “He was a scientist and he said there ain’t no Santa Claus.”

“What do Esmé’s parents do?”

“Drive her to school. Pick her up.”

“I meant for a living.”

“Like you’re a private eye?”

“Yeah. Like that.”

“I don’t think they’re private eyes,” Charlie said.

“Why not?”

“They’re rich.”

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Last Minute Stocking Stuffer!

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December 21st, 2019 Posted 8:09 am

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Must Be Santa (365)

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December 17th, 2019 Posted 7:59 am

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