John Mark Day
Stillwater, OK


by John Mark Day

It's Christmas Eve, and the regulars at Aunt Maxine's Roadside Bar and Grill. But when an unexpected visitor arrives, they each have to wrestle with family, and the holidays, and hope.

Maxine, 60s, the bar's owner and head cook, bartender, server, and cleaner Sarah, 20s, a waitress Jerry, 60s, a curmudgeon. Also a judge. Paula, 50s, the sheriff Jonathan, 30s, a professor at the local community college Susan, 40s, home for the holidays Scott, 40s, her husband Andrew, 30s, associate pastor at the local Presbyterian church The Girl, 6