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Smorgasbord Christmas Party -Guest Tina Frisco with Jewel and the Christmas Tree

Sally Cronin is featuring my Christmas story on her fabulous blog today. It is an honor to be included in her joyful and eclectic Christmas festivities. If you haven’t yet partaken of the merrymaking, hop over to her blog and indulge in the music, laughter, stories, and revelry. You’ll also find some delicious food! Thank you so much for hosting me, Sally 💖 💖

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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

“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…

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Guest author Sally Cronin, Christmas story special, blogging and promotions, D.G. Kaye

Author Sally Cronin is a guest today on author D.G. Kaye‘s blog, sharing her beautiful Christmas story as well as a delectable but rather dubious cake recipe that’s sure to put a sparkle in one’s holiday spirits. Both Sally and Debby are prodigious supporters of other authors and regularly host them on their blogs. Hop over to Debby’s blog to read Sally’s delightful story and learn more about her . . .

Source: Guest author Sally Cronin, Christmas story special, blogging and promotions, D.G. Kaye

Today’s guest post is a little different from my usual Friday Authors with a new book post. In light of the Christmas season, I’ve invited my dear friend, author/blogger, and huge promoter of the works of other artists, Sally Cronin, whose blog is The Smorgasbord Invitation , to come over and share one of her famous short stories for the season. I was thrilled that she had written a new and special story just for me and my blog. Sally has been writing a story series called ‘What’s in a Name’, using alphabetical order to choose a name for the story. In this story, Sally invited me to choose a name to base her story on. I gave her the name ‘Sanja’, my best friend for over 35 years.

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For those of you who don’t already know Sally, her blog is an eclectic mix of her fabulous stories, as well as a ‘Smorgasbord’ of posts from everything to her educating series on health, her ‘laughter is the best medicine’ series, her series on musical legends, which she hosts with William Price King, as well as her numerous promotions she runs, inviting writers to submit their new books, promotions on their books, short story features, and much more.

I’d also like to mention here that Sally has been running quite a few promotions for the past month, inviting writers to submit their Christmas stories to be featured on her blog, and she’s been running a series of books featured from her Virtual Book Cafe, where she archives books from the many authors who’ve appeared on her blog.

Since it’s now early December, you can still check with Sally to see if there are any slots still available for you and your stories to be featured, but in case she’s already full, you will still want to visit her blog to read some of the wonderful stories and learn about new books and authors and read some wonderful contributions by other authors for seasonal reads. And stay tuned for Sally’s new promotions for the new year.

Here is the link to what Sally is offering for promotions for Christmas.

Visit Sally’s – Bloggers Around the Christmas Tree post and learn what types of goodies she has planned to share for the season on her blog.

Also, check out Sally’s Free Blog and Book Promotions because there are numerous promotions she offers to be featured on her blog year round.

Now, grab yourselves a coffee (or a glass of wine) and let’s read Sally’s Christmas tale.

Sanja – A Princess in Despair – A Christmas Fairy Tale.

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Smorgasbord Short Stories – The Little Warrior by Tina Frisco

A heartfelt “Thank You” to Sally Cronin for hosting me on her Short Stories blog. If you’re not familiar with Sally, please head over and enjoy her posts on a variety of subjects, including health, humor, animals, music, and authors. She gives generously of her time and is loved and appreciated by many ❤

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smorgasbord short storiesToday’s short story is by Tina Frisco who very chillingly brings home the fact that childhood is not always joyful and loving.

The Little Warrior

“Mummy, mummy, let me out! Let me out, mummy, let me out!” the little girl screamed as she pounded her tiny fists on the massive coal bin door.  Locked in the chilly dank and dark room, she trembled with panic and terror at the thought of never being found.

She had been grabbed by the wrist, dragged down the cellar steps and across the cement floor to the dreaded dungeon. She fought all the way, little warrior that she was, but this served only to rile the mother even more. Not one part of her tiny body escaped the sharp blows wielded by the crazed, diabolic parent.

The heavy door creaked and moaned as it was pried open. An icy cold draft slapped her across…

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