A young boy loses his belief in Santa and turns to petty shoplifting with the belief that it no longer matters if he's naughty or nice. The lesson he learns as a result is more valuable than anything he could steal. A short holiday story from our Nibs literary line.
Gingerbread houses. Poisoned apples. Huffing and puffing until a house is blown down. Nathaniel P. Osgood III, intrepid private eye in the land of nursery rhymes and fairy tales, has truly seen it all. Until now. When the royal family is attacked by four and twenty blackbirds baked into a pie, Osgood knows this isn't just another everyday case. As the suspects and clues begin to mount, Osgood begins to wonder if anyone will survive to live happily ever after.
Is Goldilocks really a trespasser who broke furniture and slept in strange beds, or is she the victim of mistaken identity? Our intrepid Detective Nathaniel P. Osgood III (fresh off his success in the short story THE BIRDS) uses all his skills and tricks of the trade to investigate and comes to this startling conclusion: Goldy is innocent! The identity of the real miscreant is a revelation that may startle you and change the way you look at fairy tale characters forever. A short work of humo... more info>>