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The Christmas Gift | A Short Story By Catherine Salgado

This story was submitted for the 2015 Winter Quarter Short Story Contest. While it wasn’t a finalist entry, the judges enjoyed it, and felt it merited being shared with the community. Congratulations, Catherine! “I know what I want this year for Christmas.” The simple statement had the effect of entirely silencing the Marcels’ breakfast table. Lizzie, the baby of the large family of six children at five years old, almost always got attention like that.  With her blonde ringlets, huge sky-blue eyes, and rosy cheeks, Lizzie looked like a cherub, but her strange personality, a blend of almost adult...

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