Excerpt from GIFTS: Bittersweet Christmas Stories by Sam Hawken

From “Feliz Navidad” by Sam Hawken:


“It’s Christmas tomorrow,” Mr. Martinez told Raúl one day.

“I know. There is a lot of talking about—”

“I know what they’re talking about. They’ve been on about it all week. Don’t listen to them.”

“But something must happen on Christmas,” Raúl insisted.

“Maybe something will,” Mr. Martinez said. “We’ll see.”



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