Allison Challenger went online and sent her letter to Santa Claus' e-mail. She thought her request simple. All she wanted was a hula-hoop. But let's don't forget her other 'minor' request. The one a little more challenging - she wanted a mother! Where did one pick up a mother? Did K-Mart have Blue Light Specials―mothers aisle three, half-price for the next fifteen minutes…?
This short story follows the life of a violin as it recounts its many ups and downs over the centuries, changing hands between those who love it and those who don't. This story was previously published by RED OCHRE LiT as A Sweeter Kind of Rhythm.
"It is fantastic...a haunting tale with a magnificent theme." Shana at A Book Vacation