A GIFT FOR JOEY
approx. 5400 words
Christmas short story—In 1949, four-year-old Joey wants a toy fire engine for Christmas. His jobless, penniless father is desperate to fulfill his young child’s wish but on Christmas Eve makes a terrible decision. Certain that he has ruined Christmas for his son, Sam Turner discovers that all is not lost when the spirit of the season motivates others to intervene in surprising ways.