Three Ghosts: Part One

While the Christmas decorations were put away this weekend (sniff), one small tidbit of Christmas remains: a short story serial I started, with the help of a text message, a good month before Christmas. Theater productions and plague stood between me and sharing it with the world, which in retrospect, was a good thing. That […]

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A Merry Christmas to All . . .

. . . And to all, a good night. D, A and The Kid wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Blessed Midwinter, Yule, a very Happy Holiday and whatever else makes this time of year bright despite the cold and snow. May your days be filled with peace and joy, may your nights be […]

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The Sweetest Day of the Year

A: Aside from decorations and music, food is a big part of our Christmas celebrations. Last year, being determined to stick to my paleo-ish— D: How can one be paleo-ish? A: By being a real-food foodie: agreeing with the basic idea (which, I do – for health reasons) but also acknowledging that my enjoyment of […]

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Beta Readers, get ready: Changelings is in your hands!

D: Also known as “In Which A Falls Asleep Mid Spell-Check” A: I did not. D: You did so. I saw it. A: I had something in my eye. I had to close them. D: Uh huh. A: Okay, maybe I did nod off, but then this song came on and I perked right up […]

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I’m back. . . but not like Johnny.

A: . . . because it’s Christmas, not Halloween. D: That you make the distinction amazes me. A: There is a a huge distinction between Christmas and Halloween. D: Really? A: Okay, in terms of colors, yes. In terms of pagan-ness? No. D: Thank you. A: I try. D: So you aren’t in a snow-bound […]

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Ode to Hot Chocolate

Hail to thee, molten joy! Dark and seductive or milky sweet You’re there in need, and never coy. I breathe you in, your steam and heat, I love you over any Christmas toy. *** D: Seriously, A? A: What? I love hot chocolate! D: . . . A: I love it so much, I’ve set […]

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Twelve Drummers Drumming

On the twelfth day of NaNo, my true muse gave to me Twelve drummers drumming, Eleven snowflakes snowing, Ten random factoids, Nine trains a-chugging, Eight ways of souping, Seven shows a-sassing, Six books a-writing, Five Syllables! Four pumpkin cakes Three cough drops Two cuddly cats And a family that’s dear to me. *** I should […]

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