Just in time for Christmas, or whatever holiday you celebrate, here is a rare Joel S. Muttoe story called "Timmy's Final Gift." It's from a long out of print volume from 1971 entitled "Christmisery," which billed itself as "A Collection of Dark and Disturbing Holiday Tales." And Muttoe's "Timmy" does not disappoint in that regard.
It concerns a very sick little boy's last gift requests to members of his family. It is a genuine downer, but it is also quite moving and powerful.