'The Night Watchman' by Gary Fry. What could be more civilized than a game of cricket in a quiet English village? But some players are less than sporting.
'Red Christmas' by Jim Steel. A tale of the Korean War, of old comrades, and a series of strange postcards that prove some old soldiers don't fade away.
'Perfectly Natural' by Jane Jakeman. A weird vignette of maternal instincts misdirected. Or not.
'Adoptagrave' by Jane Jakeman. A short-short story of a meeting in a country churchyard.
'Company' by Ray Russell. Some people are alone at Christmas. And some people ought to be.
'Trouble With the Hob' by Tina Rath. An upbeat tale of supernatural shenanigans in a surburban home.
'Old Boy' by William I.I. Read. Going back to your old school as a successful author is an ideal way to exorcise some demons. Or is it?
'The Coast Guard' by Michael Chislett. The story of a red-haired girl, a vixen, and a being that is neither of the land nor the water.