My First Novelette

I’m writing a story that has the working title of “Santa’s Helper.” It is an action/adventure/mystery/crime fiction. I hope for it to be my first electronic novelette (defined as a single story that is 7,500 to 17,500 words)/e-novelette.

The genesis for the story came when I read an interview about a man who was retiring from being a shopping mall Santa for many years. He loved the job but was saddened by some of the heart-felt requests he heard from children as they pleaded for things for others, or to bring back a loved one, or to help the family find a place to live so they could move out of their car. My story is about a young man who is forced by recent family tragedies to quit school and to answer an ad to become a Santa’s Helper. He quickly comes to realize that all is not as it seems. Soon he’s fighting for his life…

With Love,

About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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7 Responses to My First Novelette

  1. quiall says:

    I look forward to it!

  2. Tunisia says:

    Sounds interesting!

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