|Posted by tjmanderino on November 23, 2012 at 12:30 AM|
Black Friday has been a tradition for a good many years. I have relatives who would never give up the excitement of shopping that day, and others, like myself, who tend to play hermit. However, I always turn green when I hear how people have managed to complete all of their Christmas shopping inone day, Black Friday or not.
It takes me weeks to do my shopping. It would probably help if I managed to actually go to the store, either brick and mortar or online.But no. That would be too easy. Instead, I try to match up my skills andresources and figure out how many people I can actually make things for. It took me forever to come up with something lastyears, but in the end it worked out well. I made like an elf and made wristwarmers and head bands for a slew of nieces and young cousins. This year itlooks like there will be fewer involved projects. But not all gifts can be bought. Some gifts have no price on them. Each of thosemessages show up in two of my short-short stories in A Christmas Card: A Collection of Short Stories.
The stories were originally sent out as part of my Christmascards. My first Christmas short story came about because I honestly had no idea what to write in the typical Christmas newsletter so many people are great at putting out. So, as I dithered over what to write, I read over another newsletter. Some of the information was very…um…fictionalized.Then and there I decided if they could write fiction, so could I.
I’d like to share those results with you now. Please be sureto leave your name and your email in a comment and I will send you coupon codefor a free download of A Christmas Card: A Collection of Short Stories.
Happy reading – and shopping!
Be sure to visit the Black Friday Blog Hop site to find outher authors.