Author Archives: CM Niles

Christmas Eve

Blake shook his head, checked his list, and dove back into the crowd. He held his wallet and his iPhone in his front pockets. Spending money he didn’t have on gifts his family didn’t need to celebrate a birthday for a person who wasn’t what people thought and had been dead for two thousand years.

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Her fingers find the cuff of my shirt, and worry the edges as she starts to come back to me. Something happened in the City. I don’t think she’ll ever tell me. She can’t know that it doesn’t matter to me. Nothing matters except that she’s back here.

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