Memorable Christmas

A Short Story

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
18 Pages
Reviewed on 12/24/2018
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Author Biography

E.C. Fisher is an emerging author who was born in Vandenberg, AFB, California. Currently, he happily writes and resides in Florida.

From 2007 to 2011, he proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. Three years ago, he was introduced to the writing world after a bout of inspiration drove him to write his very first story. After sharing his work with several people and receiving favorable feedback, he decided to continue treading on the creative path of storytelling.

When he doesn’t have a pen in hand, you can find him at the bowling alley getting strikes or at home reading fantastical books.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

In the secluded Remembrance Town, people sell memories for everyday commodities, and they are busy during the holiday season making new memories to buy gifts. However, 12-year-old Matthew injured his head, which affects his memories. With nothing to sell, he stays alone in a deserted cabin and forages for scraps of food when everyone else asleep. One late night, while savoring a bar of discarded chocolate outside a candy shop, he stumbles upon three men about to steal memories from the townsfolk. Matthew wrestles with his conscience; should he stop them or mind his own business since the townsfolk never offer him any aid?

The context of Memorable Christmas (A Short Story) by E.C. Fisher reminds me of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! but with a different concept. The narrative is straightforward and the pacing as well as the plotting are solid. Matthew is a relatable character and a perfect protagonist to convey the message of how memories, especially of our loved ones, are precious and should not be forgotten. The moral sense is also highlighted through the action of the young boy who himself received no help from other people. The story has a nice ending, albeit a little abrupt. I would love to know more about the fate of the thieves. Even so, this is a poignant Christmas short story from E.C. Fisher that is suitable for all ages.