A Wish for Christmas – 20 Stories for the Holiday Season
Enjoy the festive season with a little cheer from Alfie Dog Fiction. Put your feet up and revel in all that is best of Christmas and New Year with 20 stories from authors across the globe. Stories range from the moving to the amusing, the romantic to the tussle of family life.
Add a little sparkle to your Christmas with A Wish for Christmas
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His Christmas Wish – Alan W Jankowski
3300 word Feel Good / Romance Story
The Christmas holiday season has always been a special time of the year, but a man’s chance encounter with a small boy looking for his lost puppy makes it extra special. The events that unfold prove that Christmas wishes do indeed come true.
This story is included in the collection A Wish for Christmas
The Christmas holiday season has always been a memorable time of year. Whether it is time spent with family, those special gifts from a loved one, or simply the smell of Grandma’s cooking, every Christmas has always had something worthy of remembrance. The story of the Christmas holiday which I am about to relate holds a special fondness. It happened many years ago when I was still a single guy in my twenties. One of the things that distinguishes it from the others is the amount of snow and cold weather. It just so happened to be one of the worst winters on record.
Maria’s Chance to Celebrate – Alan W. Jankowski
2300 words General Fiction
As a poor, unwed young mother from the wrong side of town, Maria’s chances looked hopeless until a concerned teacher entered her life. Whoever said girls like Maria never amounted to anything never met Maria… or her daughter Rose.
Maria would never amount to anything. Girls like her never did. It wasn’t as though she really had any choices, that’s just the way things were and everybody with any sense knew it. To think otherwise would be mere folly. Girls in her part of town never amounted to anything. The best she could hope for was to find a good husband someday, and hopefully escape the welfare system life she knew all too well. Growing up in a third-generation welfare household with a drug addicted mother, the only things she knew about the father she never met were from occasional drunken outbursts from her mom…
Sexual Healing – Alan W. Jankowski
2000 words Romance
A man is forced to re-examine his life after learning his wife only has a year left to live. The changes he makes leave a lasting impact, begging the question “Can love really conquer all?” A love story in every sense of the word.
I recall the evening as if it were yesterday, even though it’s been over ten years. I stared down at the table and mindlessly picked at my food while my wife sat silently across from me. Nancy and I had been married almost 25 years at the time. We had been through so much together in those years, good times and bad. Of all that we had been through together, nothing was as tough as this. I just stared down at my plate. I really didn’t want Nancy to see the tears that were forming in my eyes.