Published March 27, 2015
Fun Holiday short story.
This short story was first published as part of a limited edition holiday anthology. Unfortunately, the original collection is no longer available. So, I decided to publish it under my own name just in time for the holidays.
It took almost a full year, but Nicole Jenkins is finally free. She has left her family and her abusive husband behind. This year she’s determined to have the holiday she’s always wanted. Her first Christmas miracle was finding a job — one that included a cozy, but affordable, apartment. Now it’s time to find the perfect tree.
Unfortunately, her plans are derailed when she ventures into the forest alone. Instead of a Christmas tree, she finds a man carrying what looks like a dead body. Can she salvage the peaceful holiday spirit she has craved for so long? And how will a hunky police officer fit into her plans for the future?