A looming job loss sends Dee into cost-cutting mode during the Christmas holidays while her husband is seemingly taking the opposite approach. Can they agree to the worth of holiday traditions during this stressful time? Approximately 2,100 words.
ABOUT IRETTE Y. PATTERSON
Irette Y. Patterson writes stories about families - those we are born into and those we create for ourselves. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, her stories have appeared in the Fiction River: Unnatural Worlds and Fiction River: Fantasy Adrift anthologies as well as on the website of The Saturday Evening Post. You can find her online at http://www.iretteypatterson.com.