Thursday, 8 December 2016

Still No Room at the Inn


Dawn Knox

coffee, black and bitter


The scruffy man hobbled down the aisle of the empty church. 
 
He peered at the model of the chubby baby in the manger reaching up to Mary and Joseph. Everything was clean, sanitised and calm.
 
But it had been hot and sweaty when He was born. And crowded. Animals, relatives and well-wishers had filled the stable that His parents had been lucky to find. 
 
The priest approached, ready to bribe the scruffy man to leave with the price of a cup of coffee. 
 
He turned and shuffled away sadly. Even here, in this church, there was no room for Him. 

About the author

Dawn's second book 'The Great War, 100 stories of 100 words honouring those who lived and died 100 years ago' was published in 2016. She enjoys a writing challenge and has had stories published in various anthologies, including horror and speculative fiction, as well as romances in several women's magazines. Dawn has written a script for a play to commemorate World War One, which has been performed in her home town in Essex, as well as in Germany and France. Married with one son, she lives in Essex.

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