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A Gift For Joey

A Gift For Joey

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A Gift For Joey

Length:
13 pages
11 minutes
Released:
Oct 22, 2012
ISBN:
9781301367658
Format:
Book

Description

Christmas short story—In 1949, four-year-old Joey wants a toy fire engine for Christmas. His jobless, penniless father is desperate to fulfill his young child’s wish, but on Christmas Eve makes a terrible decision. Certain that he has ruined Christmas for his son, Sam Turner discovers that all is not lost when the spirit of the season motivates others to intervene in surprising ways.

Released:
Oct 22, 2012
ISBN:
9781301367658
Format:
Book

About the author

Michael Puttonen is a Minnesota native and writer of action/adventure novels with a touch of fantasy. He honed his craft writing short stories before expanding into writing full-length adventure novels. Always an avid reader, his tastes include an eclectic variety of genres and styles that encompass storytellers both past and present. As a writer, he feels an affinity for action and adventure and loves fantasy for the freedom it offers in creating alternate worlds. His direct influences include the pulp fantasy of E.R. Burroughs and the historical fiction of Bernard Cornwell. His SANYEL series features the adventures of a young, gifted female shaman as she confronts a male-dominated world. This ongoing series currently includes the books SANYEL, DISRUPTER, CIRCLES AND STONES, and BONES OF THE GODS.


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A Gift For Joey - Michael Puttonen

A GIFT FOR JOEY

Michael Puttonen

Copyright © 2012 Michael Puttonen

All Rights Reserved

Thank you for downloading this Christmas short story. Though offered free, it remains the copyrighted property of the author and may not be reproduced, copied, or distributed for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Cover design by Michael Puttonen

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A Gift For Joey

At twilight on a frigid Christmas Eve in the year 1949, an emaciated, miserable young man stood on a street corner begging for money from passersby. His chattering teeth mimicked his trembling, ill-clad frame, but his questioning eyes held each return glance with unwavering expectation.

Please, w-won’t you give something? the man implored, thrusting his hat out to each in turn. My s-son Joey is four years old. I promised him a toy fire engine for Christmas, but I have no money.

A likely story! spat a well-bundled

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