Let It Snow

It first happened this year on Election Day. It was the first Tuesday in November. I hate election day. I know, I know. Most of you are thinking, “so do I.” But my reasons have nothing at all to do with politics. I am not here to talk about our broken electoral system or the…

Winter Wonderland

This is the fourth in a collection of related short stories that begin with Its the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. This one includes the same two characters as found in Do You Hear What I Hear, and deals with the same tragic event discussed in Blue Christmas. Of course, you can read this…

Blue Christmas

This short story ties together two previous ones. Before continuing on, I would recommend you first read It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year and Do You Hear What I Hear. All three are works of fiction and are not meant to represent any real people or events. If you enjoy these stories, you…

Do You Hear What I Hear

Monday night, November 30th Eric & George “About seventy years back, I sat right where you are now.” “Huh?” The comment from some stranger almost startled me into falling. I was sitting on the ledge of the rooftop terrace with my feet dangling off the side. It was a chilly windy night, and the noise…

Silver Bells

Father Ekkehard was a kindly man. He had been the abbot for our small monastery probably longer than I had been alive. This morning he saw that I was out of sorts and he pulled me aside for a discussion. In a small, closed knit community like ours, it was not good to allow frustrations…

Oh Come, All Ye Faithful

Day 1 I can’t believe we are doing this. When the star first appeared nearly three weeks ago, everybody was in an uproar. Of course, there were many in the courts who tried to toady up to Emperor Ai but showing how it was a propitious sign for his reign. Jiao Guangqi knew better. He…

Precious Lamb of God

Simu and Kere spent the night in tears. When comes the dawn, their two-year-old boy, Dexjo, would no longer be theirs. He had been chosen to become the Peace Child. While everyone else rejoiced that the Mauri tribe had accepted the agreement, Simu and Kere just could not get into the spirit of the celebration.…

Little Drummer Boy

Come they told me Pa rum pum pum pum A new born King to see Pa rum pum pum pum Our finest gifts we bring Pa rum pum pum pum To lay before the kIng Pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum So to honor Him Pa rum pum pum pum When we come Little…

Frosty The Snowman

Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul With a corncob pipe and a button nose And two eyes made out of coal Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale they say He was made of snow but the children know How he came to life one day There must have been some magic in…

Silent Night

My eyes had just shut down when a tiny voice crying out pried them back open. To my left, Joseph moaned and started to raise his head. “Shhhh. I’ve got this. You go back to sleep.” I kissed my husband on his shoulder as I dragged myself back up to my feet. He was already…