The Fruitcake

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
A humorous short story about the dreaded holiday classic. Retirement is not what Robert expected. His wife feeds him twigs and is afraid of mailbox bombs. If that's not enough a fruitcake shows up on his doorstep. Fruitcakes may be a Southern tradition, but it's one Robert can do without. More
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About C.K. Rich

Caren Rich grew up in a small southern town. Her short stories may cross genres, but they are all rooted in the rich culture and history of the South. She lives on the Gulf Coast with her husband and two daughters. All three are a constant source of inspiration.

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Yvette Storiwala reviewed on Aug. 6, 2015

very funny
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August MacGregor reviewed on Dec. 26, 2014

This story is more like a sugar cookie than a slice of fruitcake — which I have yet to meet one that I like. This is a sweet and fun short story about a retired grandfather (Robert) who’s not keen at all on sticking to a healthy lifestyle that includes a fiber-rich diet, getting exercise, and — from how he sees it — not a whole lot of fun.

When a fruitcake is delivered on Robert and Lydia’s porch, the bored retiree is inspired with an idea for a fun prank. What happens next is some good-natured holiday fun that spices up Robert's retirement. And he seems like the kind of guy who'll think up some other bit of fun after this, to keep spicing things up :)
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J. M. Davis reviewed on Sep. 26, 2014

This is a cute short story. I enjoyed it.
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