A shameless Christmas cash grab! Just kidding, it's actually a thoughtful look at how Santa Claus could exist within the American Christian conception of both the mythical jolly old man in the red suit and mainstream religious belief. It's a fun, short novelette that's good for the whole family.
I will say that I did rush this out to get it published during the Christmas season, so yeah, that'll probably be reflected in it, but remember, I'm not charging you Madison Avenue publishing house prices!
What if Santa Claus was real? It’s a question that many of us have had since we were old enough to know the truth. How would he deliver the presents? What would the theological implications be of Santa?
In this novella, a New York Times reporter gets a mysterious invitation to meet Santa at the North Pole. Witha the help of the United Postal Service, the reporter travels to the remote Alaskan town of Barrow, the northernmost place in the United States. From there, he travels out onto the Arctic Ocean with a shadowy man in black before being turned over to an eskimo guide. When he arrives at the North Pole, the cynical journalist is confronted with a wonderous world that seems like make believe every December.
Anyone who wants a fun examination of just how Santa Claus would work, if he was real, can follow along with our protagonist as he asks all the questions a good reporter would want to know of Saint Nicholas.
This work is not to be taken seriously. It is for entertainment purposes and not a serious theological examination. No actual religious implication should be taken away from this work and no particular Christian sect is endorsed nor is criticism intended. The author does not condone the veneration of saints. Suitable for all ages.
Author Don Shift
Don Shift is a veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office and avid fan of post-apocalyptic literature and film who has pushed a black and white for a mile or two. He is a student of disasters, history, and current events.