Christmas Dreams by Willow Willers | Day 22 | Advent Calendar 2016

Advent Calendar 2016

Day 22 | Advent Calendar

Christmas Dreams by Willow Willers

Christmas Dreams

It is dark and very cold,

I snuggle deep into my blanket fold.

There is no noise, nor light to see

My beloved teddy next to me. Continue reading “Christmas Dreams by Willow Willers | Day 22 | Advent Calendar 2016”

Christmas Spirit Rediscovered by D.E. Haggerty | Day 20 | Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar 2016

Day 20 | Advent Calendar

Christmas Spirit Rediscovered by D.E. Haggerty

Like nearly everyone, I loved Christmas as a child. The presents! All the fun playing with my cousins. And the food! Oh yes, the food. But somewhere, somehow, Christmas lost its glamour. One year, I even wrote a long and horrible poem about the lack of joy at Christmas and then posted the poem on the Christmas menus. Total bah humbug moment that. But then I spent the actual Christmas days with my American family last year for the first time in more than a decade. Besides giving me a hangover of mammoth proportions, I think I just might have rediscovered my Christmas spirit.   Continue reading “Christmas Spirit Rediscovered by D.E. Haggerty | Day 20 | Advent Calendar”

Once upon a time, in a dark wood by M.L. Kappa | Day 19 | Advent Calendar 2016

Advent Calendar 2016

Day 19 | Advent Calendar

Once upon a time, in a dark wood by M.L.Kappa

Little Red fumbled at the door latch with clammy hands. It seemed stuck. Behind her she could hear panting as her grandmother struggled with the heavy blankets. She’d always hated the bristly old thing, who had doggy breath and long fingernails like claws, but she’d never felt afraid of her before. What the hell was happening? Continue reading “Once upon a time, in a dark wood by M.L. Kappa | Day 19 | Advent Calendar 2016”