Tag Archives: Christmas

Down the Snow Stairs

It has been a weekend of inclement weather. When the Siberian winds finally dropped, the snow fell, closing roads and making even the shortest journey hazardous. Snow always takes me back to childhood, even when it is inconvenient or the … Continue reading

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Down home Christmas – Daniel C. Julian #writephoto

Black bird perched on colored lights Strung from the courthouse Smalltown sights Outside the five and dime There’s a man at the payphone wants to talk to God He just can’t find the change Continue reading at Word Florilegium

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The Winter Rose – James #writephoto

Nancy clung to the base of a gas street lamp just across the street from St. Andrews shivering as she listened to the beautiful hymns and organ music late on Christmas Eve. The tiny child’s clothes were too thin to … Continue reading

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Saving Grace – Fandango #wrietphoto

The full moon shown brightly over the lake, illuminating the mountains on the opposite side. As he gazed upon the moon’s image reflected in the calm waters of the lake, Mark reflected upon his own life. It was just over … Continue reading

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“She’s going to blow…”

Today my son called me with a complaint. When I had driven in to work today, I had taken with me all the Christmas goodies, from half the leftover turkey, through a large portion of trifle, very carefully carried, to … Continue reading

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The Advent Calendar – a short story from Geoff Le Pard

Reblogged from Tangental: ‘What is it, Mum?’ Emily Smith, 14 looked up from her book. Gilly, her mother, said, ‘A parcel from Uncle Augustus.’ ‘Who is Uncle Augustus?’ ‘I don’t really know. Someone on your father’s side. Do you remember … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Invitation: Dante writes to Santa…with Adele Marie Park

I had a letter from my mate, Dante, who looks after Adele Marie Park.Now, Dante is a really handsome dog… and bigger than me, by the looks of things. He also has a very big heart. And that is probably … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Invitation: A letter from Sonu Singh …and a poem from Ritu Bhathal

So… we finally got snow and everything is looking all Christmassy. The trouble is, according to my friends, many of our two-legses think we should look all Christmassy too! And it isn’t just dogs… even cats get tortured! Mind, it … Continue reading

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Portal – Hayley .R. Hardman #writephoto

The end of the passage way glowed a warm light colour. I trailed my hand over the smooth wall as I walked along the flagstones. I could hear muttering voices, soft music and I smelt pine and fire. Ahead, the … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Invitation: What is magic? A holiday story (and a new book!) from Allie Potts

So, the question is a bit of an odd one around here, what with my two-legs being a bit weirdly inclined and all… What is magic? For me, magic is finding the fridge door, or the back gate left open… … Continue reading

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