This story is taken from Seven Wonders of the Word, available to buy in paperback
Holidays are here again and it’s the most wonderful time of the year – for everyone except Henry. Still reeling from festive heartache the year before, he is struggling to get into the spirit of the season, even despite his friends’ best efforts to cheer him up. But when a sprightly new face enters his life, tantalisingly wrapped gift in hand, will he be able to stop acting like a Scrooge and accept the Christmas present?
Download: The Christmas Present (PDF, bookfold)
“What is magic but a sleight of hand, or a trick of the light…?”
A sorcerer on the run. A knock at the door. A knot in time. A love against the odds. An earth-shattering silence. A magical Christmas gift. And a glimpse into the future…
Richard Swain proudly presents this scintillating septet of short stories, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary using the power of the written word.
High in concept and high in drama, this collection brings the wonders of the imagination to life in a spectacular showcase of fresh talent and storytelling.
As themes like wizardry, love, and even language go under the literary lens, you may never see the world in quite the same way again…
Contains the following short stories:
- The Wizard on the Peak
- Who’s There?
- February 29th
- To the Ends of the Earth
- The Christmas Present
- The Time-Ravaged Town
Available to buy in paperback now from Amazon