ometimes, the holidays put me in a very twisted mood. It's the one time of year that everyone seems to forget all those petty concerns and act all happy-smiley. Naturally, I find myself looking below the surface of those grins. The result of one of those musing sessions is this short story, which finds a nice family in a slightly distant future, sitting down to a festive dinner...
1000 Delights was an online magazine that folded in 2002. The story
was also reprinted in my second collection of fiction,
Vigilantes of Love.