Welcoming Penny Estelle and The Unwanted Christmas Guest

I remember Penny Estelle’s work with great joy. She writes wonderfully upbeat, charming stories. It is a pleasure to welcome her back to This and That. 

Penny, please tell us a little about your newest release, a short story, which is just in time for Christmas!

I can’t tell you how excited
I am that my very first ever Christmas story is being released today.  The
Unwanted Christmas Guest
is a story about Elizabeth McMurphy, an up and
coming high powered attorney, who is after vengeance.  Her sights are set on one of the richest and
most powerful families in Colorado.
Steve York is an obnoxious reporter that thinks the ice queen has gone too far
and does all he can to get under her skin.
When one of the worst
blizzards in history, hits Colorado and leaves
a hurt Steve York, stranded with Elizabeth
in a mountain cabin, she must decide to either take care of him, or throw him
out to fend for himself.
going on here? Where the hell are my pants?”
practically jumped out of her skin. Steve stood in the bedroom doorway, wearing
only some tight fitting pink sweats.
“I found you after your car went nose to nose with a tree.” She
crossed her arms. “The question is, what were you doing up here in a snowstorm?
Were you coming up here to spy on me?”
      “Jesus, my head hurts.” Steve groaned and
sat at the kitchen table. “And don’t flatter yourself.” He brought up his hands
to rub his eyes and push on his temples. He started to say something when a
giggle and a round of undistinguishable sounds caught his attention. Steve
stared at the little girl, a whisper of a smile on his pale face. “You have a
      She chose to ignore the question. “Again,
Mr. York, you were headed…where?”
      “I was going to see some friends in Granby, then on to
Steamboat to spend the holidays with my family.”
      “You figured on taking a short cut on Badger Springs Road?”
      “Basically,” he muttered. “I had a phone
in my pants pocket…” Steve looked down at the pink sweats. “Yours, I presume?”
At her nod, he asked with a smirk, “And you’re the one that took my clothes
      “Junior, my neighbor.”
      “If you’ll allow me to use your phone,
I’ll call Triple A and get myself and my car out of your life.” He reached over
to Katy and she latched onto his finger, the brightest smile ever illuminating
her sweet face.
Elizabeth quickly picked her up, as if he would contaminate her by his
touch.  “Phones are out.”
      “How the hell do you live here?” he asked
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Please find The Unwanted Christmas Guest and my other stories with
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leave me a message.  I love visitors!

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