Perfect for the holiday season, today I’m reblogging Tina Frisco’s Christmas story, a heartfelt tale about a precious little girl, Jewel. Tina’s story was featured in Sally Cronin’s Christmas story feature at her blog Smorgasbord Invitation.
“I am delighted to welcome author and friend Tina Frisco to the Christmas party, with an ethereal short story about Jewel a little girl with special powers. Jewel and the Christmas Tree by Tina Frisco . . .
Jewel and the Christmas Tree by Tina Frisco
“Get away from that tree, you little gamine! I didn’t decorate it only to have you come along and ruin everything!”
His voice was harsh and threatening. Jewel ran all the way home as fast as her little seven-year-old feet could carry her. Mumzy was there ready to comfort, but they had no heat and the walls were stone. They also had very little else worth mentioning. But mumzy always made her feel safe and well-provided for.
The townspeople called Jewel’s mother Ruby, because when the sun caught her flaxen hair, it shone blood-red. They didn’t like her. She never hesitated to speak her mind. So whenever anything went missing from their yards or chicken coops, they blamed her. They thought she was dangerous because the thefts always took place at night. Continue Reading . . .
SPECIAL NOTE*** I would like to also congratulate Tina on her newest, true labor of love, her brand new book, barely published 24 hours, Vampyrie. Please visit her new book HERE. Next Friday will be the last of the author interview series for the year, and Tina will be my featured guest where we’ll talk more about the book.