Winning Short Story: A Christmas Miracle in Butzbach by D K Christi

Performed by actor Hugh Ritchie

Get to know the writer:

What is your short story about?

Against impossible odds during the Viet Nam era, young love between an American college girl and her Navy fiance triumphs on a snowy, moonlit Christmas Eve in the courtyard of an ancient church in Butzbach, Germany

What genres would you say this short story is in?


How would you describe this story in two words?

A miracle

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Dances With Wolves

How long have you been working on this story?

Since it occurred in the late 60s

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Wuthering Heights

What motivated you to write this story?

The unforgettable emotional moment that remained with me for a lifetime. The couple married, have three sons and two grandchildren. It is the ultimate miracle with a continued happy ending.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

Jesus Christ

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Equality of opportunity across the globe

What influenced you to enter your short story to get performed?

The magic deserves performance.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Write a bit every day about everything.


Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

By writingfest

Monthly Festival showcasing the best of new novels from around the world. Novel transcripts get performed by professional actors. OR, we also turn novels into movies and seen by 1000s online and at various film festivals.

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