Lump, A Christmas Tale by Robert Jeschonek
Approx. 7,470 words.
Published on December 14, 2010.
Meet a kid so bad, he gets a lump of coal every Christmas...and likes it! Neighborhood bully Buzz Scanlan takes pride in his annual lump, but when the coal stops coming, the ten-year-old holy terror confronts the victims of his mischief, digging for dirt on the one nice thing he must have done. The shocking secret behind his lumps of coal might just change his life forever.