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My favorite story was Jingle, Jingle by Keri Knutson. This story creeped the hell out of me, but it was more than just a creepy story. She managed to create dimensional, believable, likable characters in the space of only a few pages, with realistic dialog that propelled the story. You cared about the characters enough to make the horror all the more frightening. I've never really considered buying and Elf on the Shelf, but now I definitely will not! If you already have one in your attic, this might not be the best story for you to read. :)
I also really enjoyed The Torch Singer by Nathan Yocum. It was strange, but beautiful. Lyrical, with dramatic imagery. All in all, a well-crafted story that stuck with me.
So, check out this awesome new anthology!