Category: Short Stories

Christmas Story

Young Shepherd Comes to the Light

The Blind Beggar is a short Christmas story by FR RALPH DE HAHN – a shepherd’s story From the age of nine I had cared for the lambs on the hills outside Bethlehems hills....

Yehonatan and the baby

A short story by Louis Mallett He was street-child of his day, and Yehonatan’s mother had him up at first light. There would be good pickings in the streets today, the town would be...

The bell of St Raphael

A short story by Fr Ralph de Hahn Port Raphael, on the Capes West Coast, was just a small insignificant fishing village, no more than 150 inhabitants, mostly of Portuguese descent, but with a...

The Christmas visitor

A short story by Malcolm Theunissen It was a hot and humid afternoon in December 1965 when a balding stranger appeared at the door of the small mission station in the then Eastern Transvaal....

The Christmas Angel

A short story by Brian Reynolds Where I grew up it always rained on the 16th of December, which older South Africans will remember was Dingaans Day to Afrikaners the Day of the...

Song in the manger

A short story by Margaret Schewe As he was rounding the wide bend, which was at the end of the towns main street and which seemed to him to be the end of the...