... I come this close to giving the cemetery a miss. ...
A woman visiting the graves of her parents on Christmas Eve, hears another woman talking into her cell phone, sobbing. Reluctant to go to her sister's house where she is expected, she surprises herself by approaching the woman.
An intriguing opening for a Christmas story and one that will take you to unexpected places. Though there were moments of things being too coincidental, the urgency and poignancy of the story made that easy to shove aside.
I loved the setting, the awkwardness, the raw emotions that brought it all to life.
Cemetery Christmas by Linda McCullough Moore appeared in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.
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