I absolutely loved today’s story (ies) from Stephen Leacock-a Canadian treasure for sure! I was just talking about him to FictionFan a few weeks ago, so very timely indeed.
Short Story Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 20
Dec 20, 2018 | Advent Calendar Unveiling | 7 comments
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Ha! That is a coincidence, him showing up so soon after we were talking about him! These sound delightful, and that third one does sound very thought-provoking. So far, I think overall the stories in this one have sounded better than last year’s, and I’m glad to see some Christmas-themed ones appearing now… (The war ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, btw 😉 )
Ohhh right! I should REALLY know that by now, LOL
I love the idea of a story tryptic. Thanks to the proliferation of the MFA, a lot of short story collections are published but often lack an overall theme or connection between the stories.
Cracking the spine of this story was like bumping into an old friend. And three stories for the price of one—a Christmas present, for sure. Story I: a quart of Scotch whisky sounds about right. Story II: regret and longing—what kid hasn’t been left in that position. I loved the description of Hoodoo ‘playing’ with his presents. Story III: Santa with PTSD—tragic, but so wonderful how it captured the time it was written and the overall sentiment of the season. Delightful all around!
agreed! This was definitely one of my favs
That cover does look like a clock, and the hands are pointing to 12:20! Right?