This is not your typical Christmas story. The unnamed speaker is unnamed for a reason that becomes clear later in the story. But what he has to say is more interesting than who he is anyway. Why won't he get in the Christmas spirit and just go along? And what's he doing with that shovel?
Harvey Stanbrough is an award winning writer and poet who was born in New Mexico, seasoned in Texas, and baked in Arizona. Twenty-one years after graduating from high school in the metropolis of Tatum New Mexico, he matriculated again, this time from a Civilian-Life Appreciation Course (CLAC) in the US Marine Corps. He follows Heinlein's Rules avidly and most often may be found Writing Off Into the Dark. He has written and published nine novels, hundreds of poems, over a hundred short stories, and over twenty collections of short fiction. More than almost anything else, he hopes you will enjoy his stories.