The Christmas season is in full and full bloom, and there are only two days left until Christmas Eve. If you’re in the Christmas spirit or if you just need some help getting there, we’ve got something for you.
A new Christmas story, one that will hopefully land somewhere at the intersection Christmas carol And the It’s a wonderful life.
I wrote it last December. I spent some time refining it this year. Before Thanksgiving I decided to post it on PFT as a very simple token of appreciation for the time I’ve spent here over the years. So we started uploading it, one (sometimes two) chapters a day.
I obviously have concerns about how it will be received. Any kind of creative endeavor invites criticism, perhaps relentlessly. Maybe you deserve it. What amazes me about this is that while I constantly review the good and not-so-good comments in the emails I receive on a regular basis (and I welcome your input on anything), everyone who has read the book and who has chosen to contact me about this topic said they enjoyed it.
This is what I wanted to do in the end. The things we write here are temporary and fleeting. Today’s publications are the digital cover of tomorrow, to be replaced by a fresh batch of stories that will become outdated just as quickly. I wrote Game makers For something with a slightly longer shelf life. I got swept up in fiction because I love reading, and I realized I love writing, and I was surprised to realize that, contrary to my own expectations, it’s not complete idiocy.
Today is the perfect day to decide for yourself if you want to On our way home Is complete or not complete crap, because the story begins December 22nd and runs through December 26th.
So take your phone. Pull landing page. And start clicking on the chapters. Try Chapter one. If you were intrigued by how it ended up going into chapter two, do it. It will probably tempt you to do so take a look in the third chapter.
If you’ve made it this far, you’ll likely be hooked. rip them all off. If you get there by Christmas morning, it could boost your appreciation for everything you have, and it might renew your commitment to the relationships in your life that mean the most to you. And to honor the memory of those who are no longer with us.
Again, it’s all free. If you read it, let me know what you think. Let me know if you have questions. Let me know if you’d like me to make something else like this available, or if I should stick to my day (and night, and weekend) job covering the NFL.
Hell, some of you might prefer that I write books than cover the NFL. Unfortunately, this Christmas wish won’t fill your hand As fast as something else will.
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