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EP033: Santa In My Pocket

By Mur Lafferty.
Read by Anna Eley.

When I was a kid, I believed it all, like that old wive’s tale that
animals would be granted the gift of speech for one hour on Christmas
Eve. I tested that out by keeping my cat locked up in my room with me
all night. She never spoke, but she did piss in the corner, since she
couldn’t get to her litter box. So she still told me a magical
Christmas message, loud and clear.

Rated R. Contains profanity, sexual situations, and criminal intent. Merry Christmas!

Referenced sites:
Agnostica
Geek Fu Action Grip
I Should Be Writing
Geek Acres

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  1. Bill says:

    That was an excellent holiday story. And Ann did a superb job capturing the narrators voice.

    Happy Holidays and keep up the great work!

  2. Evo says:

    The first of that story seems kinda familiar to me…

    Solid writing to Mur, and props to Anna for a great read!

  3. Rick says:

    Great story, Mur.

  4. Great story and it was wonderfully read!

  5. Eugene says:

    That was truly inspired! Terrific story, Mur. Thanks for bringing it to us, Steve.

  6. Simon says:

    I am not sure the reader was right for the story

  7. Barb says:

    I think the reader was perfect! Great story.

  8. izzardfan says:

    While it was a good read, I’d love to hear Mur read it, though I know Steve won’t do that. Can it be found online somewhere in Mur’s voice?

  9. SFEley says:

    Hi Izzardfan,

    Unfortunately, I don’t think Mur every did a reading of this one herself. The following year’s Christmas story, “Merry Christmas From the Heartbreakers,” does have a reading from Mur, though, in Geek Fu Action Grip episodes #49 through 51.

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  12. scatterbrain says:

    Bitter like a true Christmas Eve.