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Christmas | Humorous | Family | Adventure | Halloween
One Holiday, a Life-time Memory by Rene Natan
Price: Free! Words: 7,830. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Holiday » Adventure(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Landed in Italy with the idea of spending the summer admiring the many masterpieces of Italian art, Larry Burton bumps into a girl on the run. She’s clearly in trouble, but she’s also awfully attractive. Against his best judgment, Larry decides to help her. He’s drawn into strange and potentially dangerous situations…but shouldn’t a vacation be also a bit of an adventure?
'Twas the Chihuahua Before Christmas by Esri Allbritten
Price: Free! Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(3.00 from 1 review)
Charlotte Baskerville, designer of small dog clothing, is asked if her Russian dog trainer will play Santa at the last minute. As she struggles to get him ready, an elf costume and other Chihuahua couture disappear from her workshop. This is a stand-alone story that features characters from the full-length mystery, 'Chihuahua of the Baskervilles,' published by St. Martin's Press.
Footprints in the Snow by Jennifer McMurrain
Price: Free! Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Julie and her young daughter, Emily, find themselves with no place to go on a blizzardy Christmas Eve. How will Julie keep Emily's innocence intact while fighting for their very survival?
Finding Thanksgiving by Nancy Deswik MacCreery
Price: Free! Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
In this short story, a young woman transplanted to North Carolina finds she has more challenges to finding her way around than most. But although she’s often at loss for words, don’t underestimate her -- she may make the best of the situation.
Food Fight-A Holiday Short Short Story by Christina F. York
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010 by Tsunami Ridge Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Romance » Short stories(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When a young couple's first Christmas dinner doesn't go exactly as planned, trouble ensues. The first fight is always the most important!
An Epiphany Gift for Robin by Joyce DiPastena
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Historical » Medieval(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Award winning medieval romance author Joyce DiPastena brings you a touching Christmas tale of love and sacrifice set in the Middle Ages. While the Yule log roars in the great castle hearth and lords and ladies feast on Christmas goose, a serf family shivers in the cold. On the gift giving day of Epiphany, what can one poor peasant father do to bring light and hope to his wife and children?
A Holiday Anthology Volume 2 A Collection of Winter Holiday Tales by Rose Anderson
Price: Free! Words: 32,080. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
The calendar on the wall says 2014 but the holidays are a magical time where anything is possible when it comes to romance. Prepare to travel through snow or to a tropical setting with a little dash of fantasy sprinkled in to make your holiday reading enjoyable. This heart-warming collection of all new, very short stories is our way of saying happy holidays to you.
Let it Snow! Season's Readings for a Super-Cool Yule! by Red Tash
Price: Free! Words: 42,540. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
It's the end of the year as we know it, and you'll be feeling fine as you peruse this collection of "season's readings." Let It Snow! is packed to the rafters with thoughtful story gifts for you to unwrap from the comfort of your cozy reading chair. After all, there's snowplace like home for the holidays! Are you ready to branch out beyond the tree'd and true? Stay inside and read! Let It Snow!
Home for Christmas (Romantic Short Story and Sampler) by Carol Burnside
Price: Free! Words: 19,750. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013 by B&R Bookery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(1.50 from 2 reviews)
Short Story with Excerpts/Samples of the author's work. A chance encounter on a snowy Christmas Eve brings former lovers a rare second chance for happiness.
Upon A Midnight Clear by Ian Thomas Healy
Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.00 from 3 reviews)
On Christmas Eve, somewhere out in the Asteroid Belt, a lonely prospector happens across something he never expected to find.
The Christmas Angel by Joe C Combs 2nd
Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Holiday » Family(4.50 from 2 reviews)
To save her husband and infant daughter Mary must walk through a snow storm to find help.
Looking for Christmas by Mary V. Young
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(5.00 from 3 reviews)
For Lindsay, Christmas-time means putting up decorations and baking cookies. For Grandma, it means finding the Christmas Spirit in the world around her, and she won't decorate or bake until she finds it. When Lindsay visits, hoping to spend the day baking cookies, Grandmas insists they look for Christmas instead. Will they find it in time for cookie-baking?
Christmas Broken: A Romantic YA Christmas Story by Rusty Fischer
Price: Free! Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(5.00 from 1 review)
All Rio wants to do over Christmas break is forget about the boy who got her sent to boarding school in the first place. So what's a girl to do when he winds up working at her favorite bookstore-slash-cafe on Christmas Eve? This 5,590-word short story is 36 pages long.
Tinsel Terrors: A Rom Com Short Story by Mazy Morris
Price: Free! Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 by Alice Bex. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(5.00 from 1 review)
Jenny Jorgenson--or Miss Jenny as she's known to her Kindergarten students--has a terrible crush on the oh-so-adorable Mr. Sanderson who teaches next door. Unfortunately, he's made it clear he's not looking for love.
Vampire Thanksgiving: A YA Short Story by Rusty Fischer
Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous(5.00 from 1 review)
Why do vampires love Thanksgiving? Why, it's the one day of the year they can eat humans, guilt free! Well, certain humans anyway... Find out who in this YA Paranormal story perfect for the holidays, or any time of year.