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A few weeks ago I said that would be the last snippet from “Toy Run,” but tonight while I watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas and then Shrek the Halls, the holiday spirit snuck up and smacked me upside the head. Plus, I’m cold and refuse to turn on my heater before January unless there’s snow on the ground (which there isn’t).
I think this snippet is self-explanatory, but I will say it’s in Ian’s POV. The rest of the “Toy Run” snippets are here if you’d like to read them.
THE RUN went longer than those things usually do. Went to a couple in San Francisco and from the staging area to cruising past the hospital to wave at the kids only took about three hours, give or take. Thirty miles of pavement was all there was to it.
They do things differently in Oregon. We loaded the toys onto two school buses and followed the one going to the hospital. The rest of the toys headed in the other direction to be wrapped and delivered to the kids of deployed soldiers.
Once we passed the hospital, the route felt more like a Poker Run—roughly two hundred miles through four counties. The scenery changed from woods to farmland and back again, the ice glittering in shady patches alongside the road the only constant.
If you’d like to read “Toy Run”, it’s available for pre-order now, and as a standalone beginning December 1st.