“A Christmas Confrontation” – My December News and Views Short Story (Now Online!)

Now Only Available In Happy, Sad, Funny, Mad: Stories

Traditionalist James Henderson is enraged and he’s got a bone to pick with Marty Yaple, a youth minister.  In fact, James is so angry that he raids Marty’s church, catching Marty off guard.  It’s James, though, who is surprised in the end, because Marty turns out to be someone other than who James envisaged, and because the minister helps James realize that his real issue isn’t with Marty’s Christmas Eve service—Get Jiggy With Jesus’ Birthday—but with something else entirely.

But just what is at the heart of James’ fury?  How does Marty help James deal with his ire?  What is so different about Marty that James hadn’t expected?  To learn these answers, read “A Christmas Confrontation” in this month’s issue of News and Views for the Young at Heart.

“Keeping Up with Claus” – A December/January Short Story for Town and City Magazine

Town and City Magazine has just released my short story entitled “Keeping Up with Claus.”  I think most of you will find yourselves relating to it on one level or another, especially if you’ve ever had a Christmas that didn’t quite go as expected.

You can read it simply by clicking the following address:



“Christmas at the Cemetery” – My December 60 Plus News & Views Short Story

If you’d like to read my latest short story, “Christmas at the Cemetery,” it can be found in the December issue of 60 Plus News & Views.

You can find 60 Plus News & Views, a free periodical, at virtually any Bloomington-Normal medical facility.  You can also find it at the following locations:

Suds Subaru on the corner of Fort Jesse and Towanda
Busey Bank on Fort Jesse
Kroger on the corner of Landmark and Visa
Commerce Bank on the corner of Towanda and College
Tuffy Muffler on Vernon
Kmart behind Kep’s restaurant on 1AA Drive
Eastland Mall at the main door between JC Penny and Macy’s
Kroger on Oakland Avenue
Jewell-Osco on Veterans Parkway
Borders bookstore
Kroger on Main Street
Bloomington Public Library on Olive Street
Drop Off Laundry on Main Street, across from Kroger

If you’d like to tell me what you think of it, email me at scottwilliamfoley@gmail.com.