Edition #2 – January 2021

The Quiet Reader is an international literary magazine, born in a town called Solitaire, in the state of Quarantine in the country of 2020. Here is the line-up of our second edition, with stories written by Robert Bagnall, Mark Braidwood, James Edward O’Brien, Jack Coey, Mitchell Davidson, Valerie Hunter, Brian Miller, Lena Ng, Tanner Lee, Vaughan Stanger and P.G.C. Young.

Yule Log (Live!), Christmas 1983 – Bryan Miller

Television station manager Deke McClusky was a devoutly Christian man, especially when he drank bourbon, which is where he got the idea for the Holiday Hearth Yule Log Special. Not that it was his original idea. He’d heard about the daylong broadcast of a crackling fire beamed out annually on New York’s WPIX—heard it, presumably, over yet more bourbons at …