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Could we at least finish summer, first?

September 8, 2016

September Sixth is the day I first saw Christmas items on the shelf of a local store. September Sixth. Well over a quarter of a year before Christmas.

And yes, I have now been banned from still another store for still another anti-early Christmas tirade, but the jokes on them: They had to clean up after my head exploded.


Mark R Hunter

Mark R Hunter is the author of three romantic comedies: Radio Red, Storm Chaser, and its sequel, The Notorious Ian Grant, as well as a related story collection, Storm Chaser Shorts. He also wrote a young adult adventure, The No-Campfire Girls, and a humor collection, Slightly Off the Mark. In addition, he collaborated with his wife, Emily, on the history books Images of America: Albion and Noble County, Smoky Days and Sleepless Nights: A Century or So With The Albion Fire Department, and Hoosier Hysterical. Mark’s work also appeared in the anthologies My Funny Valentine and Strange Portals: Ink Slingers’ Fantasy/Horror Anthology. For two decades Mark R Hunter has been an emergency dispatcher for the Noble County Sheriff Department. He’s served over 32 years as a volunteer for the Albion Fire Department, holding such positions as safety officer, training officer, secretary, and public information officer. He also has done public relations writing for the Noble County Relay For Life, among other organizations, and served two terms on the Albion Town Council. When asked if he has any free time, he laughs hysterically. Mark lives in Albion, Indiana, with his wife and editor Emily, a cowardly ball python named Lucius, and a loving, scary dog named Beowulf. He has two daughters and twin grandsons, and so naturally is considering writing a children’s book.

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5 Responses to Could we at least finish summer, first?

  1. Bill Y Ledden
    September 10, 2016 at 4:10 am

    This just won’t end good. No matter what way it plays out, I will never get my Christmas bonus in September.

  2. Bill Spencer
    September 9, 2016 at 6:34 am

    On the 112th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me . . .

    • September 9, 2016 at 7:00 am

      There aren’t enough birds in the world for that countdown … even if you throw in more dancing girls.

  3. September 8, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Anti-Christmas clean up in Aisle 4?!?!? Believe it or not, I was pissed when I saw the guy putting out Halloween stuff in Target yesterday. I just thought,damn could I just have a few more days after Labor Day. After all, it is 92 damn degrees outside.

    • September 9, 2016 at 3:15 am

      My reaction exactly. It’s bad enough seeing Halloween stuff at Labor Day, but last year our town’s Dollar General had a Halloween aisle and, right beside it, a Christmas aisle. I mean, come on!

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