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The Waking House by Jeff Bakkensen
You set the price! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Holiday » Family(5.00 from 1 review)
A matriarch's death brings her three children back to the house where they grew up. This short story first appeared in Line Zero Issue 5, November 2011.
Keitai Friends by James Pollard
Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Teaching English in Japan and selling drugs to friends and clients is Josh's ticket to popularity and reward. Content with this lifestyle, a quick detour, a magazine and a cell phone skew this path in a direction neither he nor his friends could have anticipated.(Manga insert edition) * 'Keitai Friends' is a chapter of 'Memoirs of a Vending Machine' also available at Smashwords
Wishing by Leigh Andrade
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Carol is on a mission: to deliver a special package to her sweet, but forgetful husband. And no amount of snowy tundra will stand in her way... A short story of approx 1800 words.
Pebbleton-On-Edge by D A Gregory
Price: Free! Words: 88,360. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.92 from 12 reviews)
In a quiet English seaside village Sue and her colleagues at the Parish Council think life is fun but boring, until they are shocked out of complacency when murder is discovered literally under their noses. The arrival of police and reporters alarms the unlikely new Parish Clerk, who has good reason to seek obscurity. Worse is to come, as a 200-year-old crime produces modern consequences.
Out and Back by Diane Strong
Price: Free! Words: 63,870. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(5.00 from 1 review)
Amber runs every morning, bakes home cooked meals, and keeps a spotless house. She homeschools her children, grows an organic garden and milks her own goats. But Amber Stonewall is not perfect. She is a mother who fails, a wife who is unable to show affection, a daughter who is absent and a sister who knows it all. When her mom dies, it all slaps her in the face.
A White Cat For Christmas by Cherime MacFarlane
Price: Free! Words: 21,980. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Mike has every reason to be careful. His business leaves him open to threats and possibly violence. He is suspicious of the woman hanging around the old garage. What is she doing on his property? Angie saw the little kitten on the way to work. The thing is living under the old shed. She wants to rescue it before it freezes to death, she’ll take on the irate homeowner if she has too.
A Christmas to Remember by Sophia DeLuna
Price: Free! Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories(4.50 from 2 reviews)
It is not a lot of fun living on the streets, especially on a snowy Christmas Eve. While waiting for a friend, Jana meets a strange little girl who thrusts a doll in her lap with the words, “Here. She will help you,” and then disappears. The acquisition of the unwanted doll leads Jana to a magical Christmas and a new and unexpected life.
Memoirs of a Vending Machine by James Pollard
Price: Free! Words: 42,960. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Mike lands at Kansai Airport in Japan confident but ill prepared for his introduction to his new home. A sequence of events forces Mike on a Journey lasting all day and all night around Osaka. Meeting Mark, Jon and Jeff and other interesting and colourful characters along the way, they quickly discover the urban soul of Japan and learn enough in one day to last the rest of their time in Osaka.
No Such Thing as Dasher by Juli D. Revezzo
Price: Free! Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(5.00 from 1 review)
For Avery, her holiday duties as a forest ranger oftentimes involve tracking revelers who have lost their way in her wilderness domain. After a camper clashes with a reindeer, however, Avery is shocked to discover the creature is defended not by Santa, but by the formidable, yet gentle, shapeshifting Lord of the Forest. An enchanting fairy tale to celebrate the magic of the season!
A Dangerous Nativity by Caroline Warfield
Price: Free! Words: 22,480. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Holiday » Family(5.00 from 1 review)
The Earl of Chadbourn feels trapped managing his widowed sister’s ruined estate and grieving son. Loneliness overwhelms him, but the woman who handles the neighboring farm brilliantly draws him like a moth to flame. With Christmas coming, can they repair the damaged estate and far more damaged family? Dare they hope for love in the bargain? Previously published in Mistletoe, Marriage, and Mayhem.
Sarah Sues Santa by P.J. Leonard
Price: Free! Words: 25,320. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(5.00 from 1 review)
Sarah has been an angel all year, and Santa still didn't bring her exactly what she wanted! This is the final straw. She decides to send one more letter to Santa: to tell him she is suing him! What will Saint Nick do? 'Sarah Sues Santa' is the delightfully festive Christmas tale from P.J. Leonard, author of Kickstarter campaign success 'Tick' and 'Kami'.
Anna Partridge in a Pear Tree by Stephanie Dagg
Price: Free! Words: 11,950. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome(5.00 from 1 review)
Anna Partridge is house-sitting for family friends in a very cold cottage in the middle of snowy France. She’ll be there for a fortnight over Christmas. It’s all rather quiet and unexciting until, on Boxing Day, a pheasant gets tangled in the pear tree in the garden. Anna can’t possibly leave it there but her rescue attempt goes wrong, leaving her the stuck one.
The Christmas Chimney by Robert C. Waggoner
Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(5.00 from 1 review)
Two young boys decide to play Santa Clause on Christmas Eve and slide down the chimney to discover what Santa had brought for the holiday. Their plan is good and all is in place to do the event. However, fate plays a part of the plan. An eight year old boy stuck in a chimney is no laughing matter. Enjoy.
Coming Home by Geri Glenn
Price: Free! Words: 10,010. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Short stories(5.00 from 1 review)
Go. Don't ever come back. Ten years ago, Sophie left home with those words ringing in her ear. She was seventeen and madly in love with a boy her father disapproved of. She still is. Now they're back, ready to make amends, but sometimes pride gets in the way of forgiveness.
Dusty Balls: Christmas Stories of Loss and Love by David Goldon
Price: Free! Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(5.00 from 1 review)
Roman was attracted to all things bright and beautiful, Christmas was his favourite time of the year. He was looking forward to spending his first Christmas with his partner Dean. Until he lay trapped and injured inside a darkened room which harboured a ghost of Christmas past. Big Gay Santa: Will Big Gay Santa be able to rise to the challenge and bring love back into their shattered world?
Turkey Day by Robert C. Waggoner
Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family(5.00 from 1 review)
Turkey Day is something every person living in America should enjoy without any reservations about daily life. It's a 'now' thing. Thanksgiving holiday is a family time and should entail nothing else. My memories go back over a half century of eating Turkey with gravy and mashed potatoes. Enjoy both the food and the story.
The Magic of Stars by Jamieson Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 9,300. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(5.00 from 1 review)
Oscar doesn’t believe in magic. Though he lives in Inglewood Hamlet where magic is an everyday occurrence and his grandmother is the village miracle woman. Oscar still doesn’t believe in magic. Little does Oscar know that Laura will change his life forever. Sometimes wishes do come true. It is Yuletide after all…
Is It My Birthday Yet? by Jon Lymon
Series: Is It Time Yet?. Price: Free! Words: 770. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Birthdays, Fiction » Holiday » Family(5.00 from 1 review)
Five-year-old Murray really, really wants to be six. But his birthday is a long, long way away. While he waits for what seems like forever, he decides not to go to any more of his friend’s parties, because he just knows they won’t be as good as his. But when Murray’s birthday finally comes around, he’s in for a nasty surprise…
Unmasking by Karen McCullough
Price: Free! Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal(5.00 from 1 review)
Trace Handley hates social events of any kind, but she has reluctantly agreed to go to a Halloween party to deliver an important message. Before she can accomplish the mission, though, she has to identify the intended recipient despite costumes, her own shyness, and the dubious assistance of the source of the instruction, a ghost who wants her to get a message to the man accused of murdering him.
Xmas Is Near! by Ted Ringer
Price: Free! Words: 140. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous(5.00 from 1 review)
Joy to the World! A free pre-Christmas present celebrating the spirit of the season and literacy everywhere! The Christmas spirit displaces Christmas-present greed in this charming, fun & touching Twitter novel, now available as a complete eBook. A holiday story for all ages and all perspectives. Author and illustrator Ted Ringer wishes you all the best this holiday season, and in the New Year.