The King of Christmas

      Jim Parker Dixon
The King of Christmas

Set in a fishing village on Christmas Eve, a fisherman goes to sea and does not return. His daughter goes to look for him...This atmospheric story is set in lonely coastal town in England. It is Christmas Eve and a fisherman takes to the sea, leaving his ailing daughter at home. When he does not return, she goes to look for him. She wanders the wintery countryside and eventually encounters another lonely soul. I wrote this while I was in hospital, getting chemotherapy for blood cancer; I feel for these characters, fighting for their lives: we all of us have to fight for our life.
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    Todd and Poppy Ride Again

      Jim Parker Dixon
Todd and Poppy Ride Again

Being an Overly Wordy and Inconclusive Philosophical Allegory on the Causes of, and Solutions to, Donkey Related Misadventure and Creaturely Wilfulness.This short story stages a philosophical debate on the nature of causation. Many would consider such a story boring beyond words. Yet, because the protagonists are clinging to the back of a rampaging donkey, their discussion has enormous currency and moment. Yet, because the protagonists are clinging to the back of a rampaging donkey, their discussion is, understandably, overwhelmed by peril and other distractions. And, because the protagonists are primary school children and, for some reason, have yet to fully master the intricacies of philosophy argumentation to the proper standard, their efforts, though well meaning, lack cogency. So please, bend your brains towards these tragic sentences and pity them.
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