Rob Cely is a delightful maker of worlds. Today he brings a rebuke and social commentary to our Fondue Writers Club free Christmas Story. There will be one every day now right up to Christmas Eve. We do this without gimmick or pay, because we love you all, and we want to entertain you as best we can while so many of us engage in struggles old and new.
To read Rob’s delightful story, ‘The Christmas Spirit’, click on the old Honda.
Okay, that title might be a bit misleading, but after you read Rob Cely’s wonderful story — “Number 57” you’ll understand. Rob’s story feels familiar in one way, but then it takes you down another familiar path that is markedly different and before you know it, these two familiar paths have collided inside your heart.
This is day two of free Thanksgiving stories from the Fondue Writers Club. Be looking for them through to next Thursday. Click on the biggest spoke plume to read “Number 57”. There is some language, and some of the themes could be upsetting for some readers.
Rob Cely is the resident allegory maker for our little guild. Elkins is all Mayhem and Kexel is sweet do-gooder. Cely can spin an allegory or weave a myth with only a couple of adjectives and a gerund.
His Wednesday Free Fiction tale today is excellent and makes me want to run through the forest and eat wild fruit. The best line in this story is toward the end, “But he countered it by asking himself why he even cared about the sprinkler, or the lawn.” Good question.
To read Rob’s story “Glory of the Outcast” click on the sprinkler, and feel free to like or share this on your favorite social media platform. We do this all for free, but as with any artist we would like the largest possible audience for our hard work. We’ll be back next week with another Wednesday Free Fiction.
I’m feeling a theme for this week’s COVID Chronicles. It is our last week, and the theme is theology. Trust me, no one coordinated this because we’re not that smart. But that is what has happened — Kathy on Monday, Shaw yesterday, and then today Rob Cely does it again.
Click on the garden hose to read his story, “The Last Sermon of Daniel Ramone”.