Happy Thanksgiving…here’s dessert!

There’s a short story I read when I was really young (probably under the age of 10) by O. Henry. If you’ve never read O. Henry (actually, that was a pen name) or have never heard anyone discuss him, than you might not be aware that he was best known for his “twist” endings.

You have, hopefully though, at one Christmas time in your life, heard or read his famous piece, “The Gift of the Magi.”

This short I I’d read years ago, called “Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen,” also deals with the theme of sacrifice for another. Since I can’t replicate the experience of a home-baked pumpkin or apple pie on my blog, I thought this haunting little tale might be a great substitute finish on your Holiday meals. Happy Thanksgiving!

“Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen”


About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of both the New England Horror Writers and the Horror Writers Association. Follow her adventures at kristipetersenschoonover.com.

Posted on November 22, 2012, in Deep Thoughts & Fun Stuff and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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