For the last day, I’ve saved A Very Christmas Sweet Tooth by R.M. Huffman. Earlier this year I’ve read both Sweet Tooth and Sweet Tooth: Lord of Pies, but now it’s time for my favourite vampire psychiatrist, Dr. Pierce’s, to celebrate Christmas.
I do love these short little stories and A Very Christmas Sweet Tooth definitely had its moments my favourite still is Sweet Tooth. But, as soon as I decided to do this advent calendar I bought the Sweet Tooth Omnibus because I wanted to read this story. There will be more of Dr. Pierce in the future.
But, for now, this is it. It’s been fun doing the Short Fiction Advent Calendar despite there being a few moments of panic when I haven’t had a story read and have been forced to find something quick.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
On Christmas Eve, Dr. Pierce admits a patient who seems to be “seeing things.” When her hallucination turns out to be real, it’s up to Pierce to deliver his own version of a Christmas miracle.
Today I’m cheating – big time. Behind door twenty we find Hubert’s Christmas by O Gränd – yup, that’s me.
Hubert’s Christmas is a collection of four serialised flashes/short stories and it’s free on Amazon today (and till the 23:d)
Hubert is a vampire and he roams the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. He’s hungry, really hungry, but his master doesn’t let him eat, instead, he’s supposed to dress up as Santa and let children sit on his lap in the shopping centre nearby – children smell so good, and their blood… Hubert isn’t the most strong-willed of vampires and he needs to eat sometime, right?
Hubert’s existence sucks. It’s not a pleasant reality on an average day, but now he’s trapped in a cell below ground, and he’s hungry enough to fantasise about drinking his own blood—foul as it is. But being trapped and starving isn’t all. Just as he thought things couldn’t get any worse, Frank, his Maker, decides he is to dress up as Santa and work the nights in a shopping centre.