by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
According to Officer Nick Mantino, Nutball Season runs from Halloween to Christmas. This year, he has more than his usual number of nutballs. There’s the geezer who thinks he’s been cast in Miracle on 34th Street. There’s Mrs. Billings, who has told everyone she’ll shoot Santa if he lands on her roof. Now Nick wonders if he's becoming a nutball too.