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With the massive crowds pressing tightly around her, Holly knows what is expected of her. Martha is on the hunt for their next target, but Holly just wants to go meet Santa Clause. The man is different from all the posers the little girl has seen at other malls; there is something genuine and sweet about his demeanor. For some reason, she is certain he would listen to her Christmas wish, but Martha is not having it as Holly begs to visit the man in red. She glares at the child telling her they have no time for stupid whims. They have to bring home a good load to appease Nick and make enough cash to last the holidays.
Can I Whisper It?
About the Author
Bracken MacLeod has worked as a martial arts teacher, a university philosophy instructor, for a children’s non-profit, and as a criminal and civil trial attorney. His short fiction has appeared in several magazines and anthologies including, Shotgun Honey, The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes, Shroud Magazine, Reloaded: Both Barrels Vol. 2, Locked and Loaded: Both Barrels Vol. 3, Shock Totem, Beat to a Pulp, Dread: A Head Full of Bad Dreams, Eulogies III, Protectors 2: Heroes, LampLight, ThugLit, and Splatterpunk. He is the author of MOUNTAIN HOME, WHITE KNIGHT, and most recently, STRANDED, available from TOR Books. His collection, 13 VIEWS OF THE SUICIDE WOODS, is coming in 2017 from ChiZine Publications.
He lives in New England with his wife and son, where he is at work on his next novel.