Click here to download the PDF version of “Santa’s Ninja Elf.” By the title, you can probably guess I wrote it. I’m not capable of writing anything normal. Ha! This short story appears in the holiday anthology, “Christmas Lites,” by Creative Reviews, a collective of writers and reviewers who are donating all proceeds to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Now, on to our second freebie: “The Holiday Collection” by the Indie Eclective. It’s also FREE at Smashwords and features my short story, “Snow Whisperer.” Many of the authors who drop by as guests are also featured, including: Shea MacLeod, Julia Crane, Heather Marie Adkins, Alan Nayes, Jack Wallen, M. Edward McNally, Talia Jager, and PJ Jones. This collection has something for everyone!
The Holiday Collection
“The Holiday Collection” is the second anthology of short stories from the Indie Eclective: A group of nine authors crossing genres. These holiday-themed stories range from serious to humorous, and all express the sentiments of the season in their own “Eclective” way.
In many traditions, the cold of winter is perfect for curling up and spending time with family. We cordially invite you to spend some time with ours. (Curling up is optional.)
Alan Nayes—St. Claws
Ever made a wish? Ever wished you hadn’t wished what you wished? Matt Haskel has.
Lizzy Ford—Snow Whisperers
Winter brings the holidays…and snowmen, the quick-witted snow creatures that drive Sandy crazy every year. Until one is turned into a human—and tries to win her over.
Julia Crane—Saving Grace
Grace is an Empath with a problem—she’s chosen to work for the largest department store in New York City during the holiday season. Dealing with other people’s issues has destroyed her sense of the Christmas spirit, until a chance encounter with a special boy changes her mind.
M. Edward McNally—O Cactus Tree, O Cactus Tree
“How beautiful thy…green arms full of prickly spikes.”
P.J. Jones—Fred’s Best Christmas
Fred’s determined not to let mental illness stand in the way of his ‘best Christmas’. When painful childhood memories threaten to ruin his day, will his friends be able to help him overcome his fears?
Talia Jager—Fresh Snow
Orphaned and alone, Chloe is hit by a car on Christmas Eve. What she doesn’t know, is the woman who did it needs love as much as Chloe. Together, they will remember the true meaning of family and Christmas.
Shéa MacLeod—Let’s Ride
Zala Lei’s bid to stop a dangerous criminal leads her to Omicron 5 and a very special box of surprises. She can only hope that what she finds in the box is enough to stop evil in its Santa posing tracks.
Jack Wallen—A Very Shero Christmas
Dickens gets a smack upside the face with a size-12 Blahnik in A Very Shero Christmas.
Heather Marie Adkins—The Darkest Night
Before there was Christmas, there was Yule—the Winter Solstice. For modern-day witch Mena McGinty, it may still be the season of rebirth, or at least second chances.