Over on lit a place for stories today I published "Ten Extremely Short And Sometimes Surprising Xmas Stories". here's a sample of them:
"It's... a weed whacker," she says.
"It is!" he says brightly.
"A weed... whacker," she repeats slowly. The room is quiet.
The kids look up at them, trying to figure out the significance of this moment. The room is quiet.
"It's perfect!" she says finally, cheerily, and later on, when the weeds attack, again, she is able to save them all, even Timmy who had stupidly asked for a model train.
Click here to go read the whole thing. JUST DO IT. It won't take that long and they are really good stories, I promise.
ALSO: Have you submitted a story or something to me yet? I WILL PAY YOU FOR STUFF YOU'VE WRITTEN. Stories. Essays. Poems. Things That Are All Of Those Combined. Things That Are None Of Those Things. Haikus? Sure, why not. DETAILS ARE HERE. You've already written stuff. Why not submit it to me and get paid?