01 February 2013
Sock it to Me, Santa!
Parker, Madison. Sock it to Me, Santa! Smashwords, 2012.
Ryan, a closeted gay teen, has a homeroom teacher who insists on "team-building" activities to help her students get to know each other better. For the holidays, she chooses to do a Secret Santa gift exchange where the students must make gifts for each other over the weeks preceding Christmas. Ryan is devastated to discover that he has selected Jamie - an openly gay, Kurt-esque character - as his recipient. He despairs of finding appropriate gifts for Jamie. In the end, Ryan discovers that perhaps he has feelings for Jamie.
This short story reads a lot like an episode of Glee. If you are willing to suspend your disbelief and expect miracles within a short time span, the story is fun. Not uber-believable, but fun.