By C.K. Rich
Free at Smashwords
My last review was of a book (Peppermint Kisses) that included candy canes, and now it’s time for another holiday treat: fruitcake.
Actually, this story is more like a sugar cookie than a slice of fruitcake — which I have yet to meet one that I like. But that’s really neither here nor there.
This is a sweet and fun short story about a retired grandfather (Robert) who’s not keen at all on sticking to a healthy lifestyle that includes a fiber-rich diet, getting exercise, and — from how he sees it — not a whole lot of fun.
When a fruitcake is delivered on Robert and Lydia’s porch, the bored retiree is inspired with an idea for a fun prank. Every superhero needs a sidekick, and his grandson (Seth) is roped in as an accomplice. They drive around the town, spreading mischievous holiday cheer to a few well-chosen recipients.
And Robert has the fun he dearly wishes for. Sometimes, fun lands on your porch — and sometimes you’ve got to go out and make it.
This book is not erotica, so it’s free and available to readers of all ages. And here, you thought all I read was stuff with sex in it. Nope — I like to spread around my reading 🙂
The book’s description:
A humorous short story about the dreaded holiday classic. Retirement is not what Robert expected. His wife feeds him twigs and is afraid of mailbox bombs. If that’s not enough a fruitcake shows up on his doorstep. Fruitcakes may be a Southern tradition, but it’s one Robert can do without.