Holiday Spotlight 2016 – Rick Reed

Rick Reed

Matches by Rick ReedMatches : A Christmas Story
Author: Rick Reed
Publisher: RCubed; 2nd edition, 1st edition: MLR Press edition (November 22, 2014)
Publication Date: November 22, 2014

Amazon

Blurb: A poignant gay twist on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen classic, “The Little Match Girl”…

Christmas Eve should be a night filled with magic and love. But for Anderson, down on his luck and homeless in Chicago’s frigid chill, it’s a fight for survival. Whether he’s sleeping on the el, or holed up in an abandoned car, all he really has are his memories to keep him warm: memories of a time when he loved a man named Welk and the world was perfect. When Anderson finds a book of discarded matches on the sidewalk, he pockets them. Later, trying to keep the cold at bay hunkered down in a church entryway, Anderson discovers the matches are the key to bringing his memories of Welk, happiness, and security to life. Within their flames, visions dance and perhaps a reunion with the man he loved most.

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