This is a short story I wrote in the last week of December, 2012 as a Christmas present for a dear friend. Originally, I posted it in 13 daily installments on this blog, then once done, I edited it one last time and posted it in whole on a separate page.
It's also available for free download as a PDF file for your private and offline reading pleasure (or pain).
Happy Free Year. May it be a better one for all.