Corn is a Native American staple

Tonight I’m posting the synopsis for Stuffed, my little tribute to Thanksgiving. That’s a holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States although I’m only familiar with the American version. The humble turkey is probably the best known symbol of the holiday in the United States, but pumpkins and corn are two others.

Pumpkins are native to North America and pumpkin pie a traditional staple at the Thanksgiving table. Corn is one of the crops Native Americans taught the early Pilgrim settlers in Massachusetts to grow. It played a major role in helping those settlers survive their first winters in New England.

I’ll have more to say about Thanksgiving next Thursday, but for now you can access the synopsis for the story by clicking on either the above link or the red drop-down menu at the top of this page. In the event you’re wondering, I named the story Stuffed because that’s how most Americans traditionally feel on Thanksgiving Day after a meal featuring three or more courses.

My intention in writing Stuffed was to provide you with a veritable cornucopia of food, farce and festivity that will make your Thanksgiving a happy one and get you in the mood for the Christmas season that follows. I plan to deliver the story in three servings (or chapters) beginning next Thursday, November 12, and concluding on Thanksgiving Day itself, Thursday, November 26, 2015.

Hopefully you too will be stuffed, amused and contented by the time you finish the story. It’s a short story, a little morsel, with no real purpose other than to leave you feeling uplifted as we head into the holiday season.

As you can imagine, posting two stories simultaneously will be a bit of a challenge, but it should make for an interesting November and hopefully set the stage for a fun-filled holiday season for you and your loved ones.

If you have questions about the synopsis, please post them here by clicking on the Leave a comment link above or by sending me an e-mail.


4 thoughts on “Stuffed!

    1. It’s just a short story, Tom, something to whet the appetite until I get to some other stories next year. Don’t invest too heavily in it. I was trying to write something uplifting for the holidays (although you may not get that just from reading Serving 1 next Thursday).

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