Christmas · story

Short Short Story About an Ugly Sweater

Author Photo of a Pretty Vintage Sweater Gillian spotted the gorgeous sweater in the window of the vintage shop. It fit well and flattered her, was an incredible bargain, and would be the perfect confidence boost she needed for the company Christmas party that night. Feeling beautiful, she braved the party, impressed upper management, and was… Continue reading Short Short Story About an Ugly Sweater

Christmas · Food · joy · Uncategorized

Discovering Delicious Fruitcake

When I was young, Christmas meant a visit to relatives who lived hours away. We didn’t see them other than holidays and major family events, so we didn’t know them well, but we learned what to expect for holiday meals. What was served was traditional, harkening back to a Europe that no longer existed, to… Continue reading Discovering Delicious Fruitcake

Christmas · On Writing · Romance · Uncategorized

A Loving Christmas Drabble

Author Photo My writing group is lively, fun, supportive, smart, and one of the very best things that came into my life in 2017. A couple of weeks ago, a member suggested that we each post a Christmas drabble, a story of exactly 100 words, starting with Clement Moore’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Already,… Continue reading A Loving Christmas Drabble