Christmas in Iverhill: Three Bird Houses

Saturday, December 22, 1973. “Why are you wasting your time?” “I’m not wasting my time,” Benny said. “Nobody’s going to want them,” his older brother Sammy chided.  “They look old and ratty.” “I don’t care,” the ten-year-old boy sparked back.  And with that, he walked out of the house, and placed the last wooden birdhouse…

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Christmas in Iverhill: Merry Christmas, Steve Kaplan

NOTE: To read Chuck Miller’s book “The Robins of Iverhill: A Minor League Fairy Tale,” as well as the short stories in the “Christmas in Iverhill” series, visit this link. Friday, December 21, 1973. He could smell the perfume-scented Christmas card the moment he opened his mailbox.  And he smiled.  He knew it was from…

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Christmas in Iverhill: Santa Claus is Cool

NOTE: To read Chuck Miller’s book “The Robins of Iverhill: A Minor League Fairy Tale,” as well as the short stories in the “Christmas in Iverhill” series, visit this link. Saturday, December 15, 1973. “I can’t find them, Ann, I can’t find them!” “They have to be where you last left them last,” Ann called…

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Father’s Day in Iverhill: 1:35 a.m.

Terry Wallis didn’t want to come back.  Not now.  Not for this. But the nightmares of what happened nearly forty years ago were still haunting him.  Haunting him over and over, the whispers and the screams and the fists and the traumas.  He thought it was all done.  He thought he was gone.  He thought…

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The NYADP Journal: An “Iverhill” story finds a new home!

For those of you who are fans of my Iverhill fiction series – either the baseball fantasy novel The Robins of Iverhill: A Minor League Fairytale or my holiday-themed Christmas in Iverhill series, I have some good news for you. One of my Christmas in Iverhill stories from last year, “The Note,” has found a…

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Christmas in Iverhill: The Last Shot of the Iverhill Feltons

NOTE: To read Chuck Miller’s book “The Robins of Iverhill: A Minor League Fairy Tale,” as well as the short stories in the “Christmas in Iverhill” series, visit this link. Monday, December 17, 1973. Jean Paul Harpiet laced up his skates one more time – left skate first, as tradition and superstition commanded. Then the…

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Christmas in Iverhill: Sleeping with Gretchen Peters

NOTE: To read Chuck Miller’s book “The Robins of Iverhill: A Minor League Fairy Tale,” as well as the short stories in the “Christmas in Iverhill” series, visit this link. Thursday, December 20th, 1973. If Frank Osterman hadn’t arrived at Iverhill’s only late-night tavern, the 9N Bar and Grille, he might not have even volunteered…

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Christmas in Iverhill: The Picture and the Wallet

NOTE: To read Chuck Miller’s book “The Robins of Iverhill: A Minor League Fairy Tale,” as well as the short stories in the “Christmas in Iverhill” series, visit this link. Monday, December 24, 1973. “Mom, you have to trust me. This is so easy.” “But I don’t understand what you’re doing,” Louise Martin complained, as…

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Christmas in Iverhill: The Note

NOTE: To read Chuck Miller’s book “The Robins of Iverhill: A Minor League Fairy Tale,” as well as the short stories in the “Christmas in Iverhill” series, visit this link. Tuesday, December 25, 1973. After Father Aloysius finished the final morning services for the parishoners at Iverhill’s Church of Most Precious Blood – after he…

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Christmas in Iverhill: The Black Oak Elementary School Sledding Championship

NOTE: To read Chuck Miller’s book “The Robins of Iverhill: A Minor League Fairy Tale,” as well as the short stories in the “Christmas in Iverhill” series, visit this link. Wednesday, December 19, 1973. Iverhill’s public schools seldom, if ever, closed for a snowstorm.  If heavy snow was scheduled to arrive, so then were the…

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