The Fountain of Truth

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Cover image for my e-book The Fountain of Truth

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  • Fiction
  • Christmas
  • Fables
  • Literature



Main Characters:

  • Valiant
  • Peter, Douglas, Harvey, and Gordon
  • Santa Claus

Main Locations:

  • Kingdom Affair Restaurant
  • Competition Site
  • North Pole


Christmas is a joyous time of year, full of festivities and storytelling, and what better time is there to tell a good fable than Christmas? That’s right, none! So find your favorite chair, gather the kiddies on the floor, and download The Fountain of Truth today. It has three exciting holiday stories in one!

Stories like these:

“The Fountain of Truth”: On Christmas Eve, at the Kingdom Affair restaurant, something miraculous has happened. Families who are normally secretive with each other are spilling their guts out at the dinner table, to everyone’s surprise, and these diners are waking up to a shocking truth that their lives aren’t perfect. What are they sharing? How are they reacting? And who’s responsible for this mess?

“Christmas Log”: A radio station sponsors a million-dollar contest on Christmas Day and chooses four distinctly different individuals to participate. No details are given until the day of the contest, but each contestant must abide by the same rules, and each contestant must commit to the contest until he is able to complete the task he is given. Even though they are blind to the specifics, the contestants go in willingly, as a million dollars is on the line. But, once they are in place, they are given the shocking truth of what it takes to win the prize, and they must figure out how to handle their new reality without going insane.

“St. Nick’s Gym”: The “true” origin story of Santa Claus, and how he became the figure we all know and love today. You may never look at Santa the same way again…unless this is exactly the story you’ve always believed in. But it’s probably not, so time for an education!

Yes, these fables cover themes about truth, wisdom, and purpose. In a fun way, not a “fun” way. Download it today, even if it’s not Christmas (but especially if it is Christmas)!


This story is sold as an e-book only. It can also be found in the anthology Zippywings 2015: A Short Story Collection (2015), which has e-book and print editions available. The flash fiction story “The Fountain of Truth” was previously published on social media and in the anthology Seven-Sided Dice: The Collection of Junk, Vol. 3 (2006, no longer available). “Christmas Log” and “St. Nick’s Gym” has not been previously published.


  • Free (at most retailers).
  • $0.99 USD (on Amazon).
  • Equivalent to $0.99 in other regions.

Book Stats (according to Rakuten Kobo):

72 Pages
1 – 2 Hours to read
20k Total words


  • ©2015-2018 (e-book edition)
  • ©2006 (original print anthology edition of “The Fountain of Truth,” Seven-Sided Dice, The Collection of Junk, Vol. 3)
  • ©2005 (original digital appearance of “The Fountain of Truth” on social media)

ISBN and ASIN Information:

  • ISBN: 9781310344398 (e-book, Smashwords Edition)
  • ISBN: 9781393140177 (e-book, Draft2Digital)
  • ASIN: B019T42IO8 (e-book, Amazon)

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