As Christmas approaches, Irena Maddox faces typical teenaged problems: her mother is half the world away, the boy of her dreams doesn’t know she exists, and it doesn’t even have the decency to snow. Then she meets her eccentric new neighbor, Moira, and everything seems to change. But is there something more to her run of good luck . . . and to Moira?
Irena Maddox faces another Christmas alone. Drawn to her eccentric new neighbor, she soon discovers just how dangerous accepting hospitality can be. Xmas Wishes, a short story by Lindsey Duncan. Available from Amazon, other fine eBook vendors and Gypsy Shadow Publishing at: http://www.gypsyshadow.com/Lindsey%20Duncan.html#Xmas