My Christmas short story “Kris and Me” is being showcased on GreenSpotBlue.com for the holidays (and if you haven’t visited that site before, you should. It’s an interesting mix of literature, parenting, and hip finds on the internet). Here is an excerpt from the beginning of the story:
Let’s get this out of the way first. Kris has always had a magnificent beard. Even as a freshmen, when the rest of us were dreaming for just the hint of a stubble, Kris had a full rich beard. Yes, the girls would giggle about it behind his back, but all of us boys were jealous, because we thought it made him look rugged and a little dangerous.
I once asked about his beard. “How can you stand it, Kris?”
“What do you mean?”
“Doesn’t it drive you a little crazy? Isn’t it scratchy? Don’t you want to shave?”
He merely shrugged in response to it. “I like who I am.”
Strangely, that response made me a little jealous too.
You can read my entire story here. I hope you will check it out!