THE PERFECT SANTA

Peterson’s Department Store was going to close in January, and there seemed to be nothing Whitney could do to stop it. In just a couple of months, thirty-five employees were going to lose their jobs, some of whom had worked there for decades. And each one had families that were depending on them to bring … Continue reading THE PERFECT SANTA

THE MAN WITH THE STICK

Seven-year-old Kylie Whitfield peeked out the front window as the man with the stick walked past her house. Every morning, at about the same time, he passed by on the near side of the street, close enough that she could clearly see his full white beard and white hair. Kylie lived with her mother in … Continue reading THE MAN WITH THE STICK

UNWORTHY

Julia Binder refused to give up her child. Although Daniel was born with an extra chromosome, which made their lives considerably more complicated, she loved her son with all her heart and she wanted to raise him herself. She had no interest in letting strangers do it. However, as was the custom of the day, … Continue reading UNWORTHY

AN ACT OF KINDNESS

Emma Michaelson brushed a strand of light auburn hair from her face and looked at her watch. It had been just over thirty minutes since she started waiting for a table at the crowded restaurant. If only she’d known there was a large convention in town, she wouldn’t have come on this particular night. The … Continue reading AN ACT OF KINDNESS

AN UNKNOWN HERO

Danielle had never been to a graveyard at sunrise before, but this morning was different. She had arrived at dawn and was prepared to wait all day if necessary, in order to finally catch a glimpse of the mysterious person who had been putting flowers on her mother’s grave for the last twenty-two years. Her … Continue reading AN UNKNOWN HERO