For the past several years, the authors on The Roses of Prose blogsite have shared short stories with their readers. A holiday gift to the readers. I've been a member of this group for less than two years. A year ago while plans were made for last year's anthology, I quickly agreed even though I hadn't written a short story since high school. I write novels that I "force" myself to keep close to 400 hundred pages (100,000 words). How could I write anything as short as 7,000 words? I managed and "Christmas in Space" appeared last December in two installments.
This year I was better prepared. We all had a hand in deciding on a first line with which our stories would open. "She'd never seen a Santa suit used in quite that way." Thus was born THE SANTA SUIT CHRONICLES. My contribution--in three installments--is "The Santa Tradition."
My story began yesterday and concludes tomorrow. If you haven't already, hop on over to The Rose of Prose blog for my gift to you.
Glad you stopped by. I hope you'll stop by again for Monday Morning Musings, Meet the Author Thursday, Weekend Writing Warriors, and guests whenever they drop in.
Monday, December 8, 2014
#Free Short Story
Labels: Christmas, free short stories, holiday traditions, The Roses of Prose, The Santa Suit Chronicles, The Santa Tradition
Diane Burton combines her love of mystery, adventure, science fiction and romance into writing romantic fiction. For more info and excerpts from her books, visit Diane’s website: http://www.dianeburton.com