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A question of faith

Monday, December 29, 2008

By Chet Cornman Freeport, Pa. Third place The floorboard creaked and Amy froze. Someone was out there all right. Carefully, oh so carefully, she extended her neck and peeked around the corner. A man, a large man, was sitting with his back to her, rooting under the tree. She held her breath, but was sure […]

An unexpected gift

Monday, December 29, 2008

By Michelle Starkey Mechanicsburg, Ohio Second place The weather had turned cold and dreary with rain clouds hovering over the small town of Mechanicsburg when Jim Samuels decided to stop at the local feed store to pick up supplies for his dairy farm. “Let’s see,” he told Bob, the store manager. “I need oil, boots, […]

The winning Christmas story

Monday, December 29, 2008

By Kim Villalva Millington, Tenn. First place The phone call shocked Vernon Lee. He had won first place in the library’s Children’s Christmas Story Contest. He shifted carefully in his chair so as not to wake the sleeping feline warming his lap. “You happy up there, Genevieve? Honey, now I gotta read that silly story […]


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