As winter approaches there is much to occupy our thoughts. The High School football teams press onward toward Homecoming celebrations and bonfires. Although the days left for Christmas shopping grow ever shorter, there is still time to order an Anthology as a stocking stuffer for a favorite someone! Then, all too soon, New Year’s Eve will be upon us.
Here are Three Random Teasers from STORIES in AnthologyBuilder’s archives that cover these happenings, sometimes with a unique perspective. After the teaser, Click the Anthology Link, then scroll down through the contents to find the story. Click the title to preview the story. Then click the author’s name to view their other stories, then scroll down to see other anthologies in the AB Library containing their work. Or Build your own anthology, perhaps as a stocking stuffer for someone’s holiday surprise.
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enjoy – foxtale
Coach was about to go crazy his own self. In the twenty-five years he had been coach, he had done some very extreme things to keep us in the running. But this time he was all out of inspirations. Then, right out of the blue, Lurilene Packet comes up to him and says, “Coach, if you want, I’ll play on the team.” She was always a quiet and shy girl who never was pushy or anything…
How To Win At Football (Without Really Trying) by Tommy Bird
-growing up with five older brothers taught Luri to fight for what she wanted- Anthology Link
Of course Santa doesn’t personally tend to his light tree. Being manager of a vast program that covers much of the North Pole, Santa delegates a lot of the day to day work. A crack team of elves is assigned to watch the tree. They are shepherds of Santa’s lights…
Elf In The Attic by Ray Rebmann
– on a special mission for Santa to help save a child’s belief in … Christmas – Anthology Link
The flakes of snow covered her long fair hair, which fell in beautiful curls around her neck; but of that, of course, she never once now thought. From all the windows the candles were gleaming, and it smelt so deliciously of roast goose, for you know it was New Year’s Eve …
The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson
– poignant story of a little match seller’s dreams of warmth and happiness – Anthology Link
Linked NOTES – The A-B blog entries from January and April 2015 could provide the links you need to find collections of short (very short) stories that would be just right for stocking stuffers this holiday season.