Ruth’s First Christmas Tree by Elly Griffiths

Ruth's First Christmas Tree: A Ruth Galloway Short Story

Stories in the present tense of any form often don’t work but this one does.  It’s such a succinct tale that packs in so much in such a short space, a lesser writer could have written a thick volume.  The story  doesn’t even get to Christmas though we do get some snow. The narrative has a pop at most forms of religion, but is quite happy to still celebrate the event. The characterizations are sharp, little explanation, no spoon feeding, no time for that, and it is so clever that it does what the advert said, leading you into looking into further writings. So far this autumn, my best Christmas read,

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