Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mr. Kris, My Dad, and First Editions--A True Story

My short story, Henry and Greta, is a modern take on Hansel and Gretel, with a Christmas twist thrown in for Kim Koning's Holiday Hop contest. 

I wanted to write a modern fairy tale...I wanted it to be magic. 

In the story the mysterious Mr. Kris with his eight barking dogs has a book store in the Waldorf Astoria.  He has a journal from DaVinci, and the first editions of Dracula by Bram Stoker and Animal Farm by George Orwell. have such a bookstore...

And back to real life...

The day after Christmas my doorbell rang.  I told my smiling dad to come in.  He handed me a bag.  I removed two carefully wrapped books--Dracula by Bram Stoker and Animal Farm by George Orwell.  Touched that he read my story, I thanked him.  Then he told me they were both first editions...

Really?!  Come on...
I asked him where he got them, and when.  He told me he has had them for a while, and thought I would like them...
I LOVE them.

I think the story DOES have a little magic...

Please read my story, Henry and Greta at Kim Koning's blog.

Thanks Dad  :)


  1. Yay! What a wonderful twist to your story for my contest...
    Mr Kris was working his magic for you as well as Henry and Greta :)
    Thrilled for you!
    - Kim

  2. Very cool! I wonder what would happen if I wrote a story about receiving Nathan Fillion...?

  3. You're most welcome!!!! Dad

  4. Kim I called my parent's house today and my dad answered the phone..."hello, this is Mr. Kris..." :)

  5. Laura-
    Nathan Fillion huh?
    Get writing woman!! :)


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