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 countless magazines and anthologies. She has received three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies, served as a co-editor for Read Short Fiction, has judged both writing and grant competitions and co-hosts the Dark Discussions Podcast. Her work Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole is a collection of ghost stories set in Disney Parks; her novel, Bad Apple, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She’s also a member of the New England Horror Writers Association. More info: www.kristipetersenschoonover.com

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

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