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Christmas Spirits (Writer's Choice Shorts vol 1)

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This is a SF short story.

Set in the near future the 'hero' is a Maori tohunga who hates working in space. But it's nearly Christmas, he wants to go home, but he has a job to do at the space dock. It's a job only he can do because he's the tohunga, the sacred man of his family and tribe. Only he can find out what is troubling the space ship.
ebook, 14 pages
Published December 24th 2013 by p.d.r.lindsay - Writer's Choice
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P.D.R. Lindsay
Dec 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

This was a story which proved a great favourite with editors in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the USA, and won a couple of prizes. It has been podcast and I even made a CD recording of it.

Readers' usual reactions have been Aw! And it is perfect to read at Christmas.
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p.d.r. lindsay wrote her first 'novel' aged seven, an attempt to persuade her parents to buy her a pony. It didn't work, but she'd discovered that writing and reading were an escape from her tormenting brother and devious sister. She could create people who loved her and wonderful imaginative places to escape to. Poetry became her first love, then plays and finally stories from her adult imaginati ...more