Advent Calendar Day 22: Moments in Time by Melissa Barker-Simpson

If you get the chance you should definitely check out Solveig’s collection of posts this month – it’s a calendar of delights! Today she invited me to join the fun and share a festive story 😀

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22nd day of Christmas

Moments in Time by Melissa Barker-Simpson

The lights twinkled prettily on the tree, catching Wendy’s attention. She loved to hang the decorations, but more she loved to spend time with her daddy, and this was their time. A time when he told her stories that were full of Christmas magic.

 “What about this one, daddy. Tell me about this one.”

 He had shared the story many times, and his little girl never tired of hearing it. Still, when Dominic’s eyes hit the ornament, he remembered the day he received it so clearly, it became a looking glass to the past.

Dominic watched from beneath his shelter, as Indigo climbed from the old, silver Volvo. She had parked so close to the curb he’d heard the squeak of rubber against cement. He didn’t know her, had never spoken to her. She was Indigo because of her eyes; a blue…

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Hugh’s Photo Challeng: Week 8 – Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge

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Imprisoning a Dual Discord by Louise Findlay

One of my writing friends, Louise Findlay, recently released a short story, Imprisoning a Duel Discord. Click here for more details. It is my great pleasure to be able to share a sneak preview with you today. Imprisoning a Duel Discord Description The world is in musical order. To maintain balance, a team of Government … Continue reading Imprisoning a Dual Discord by Louise Findlay

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Dickens and Hope

It’s been a while since I took part in Writer’s Quote Wednesday. This month, to celebrate the festive season, the focus is on Christmas and other religious festivals which occur during December. Over at Silver Threading it’s a Hanukah theme. My quotes this week relate to the spirit of Christmas, rather than the tradition itself. … Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Dickens and Hope

Christmas Trees Around the World

My friend, Colleen, from Silver Threading, recently created a Christmas Trees Around the World challenge, which you can read about here. It's easy to take part. Basically, all you need to do is post a photograph of your tree and link back to Colleen's post. On the 22nd of December she will create a wrap-up post displaying trees … Continue reading Christmas Trees Around the World

Buried: Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes #4

This week, Ronovan challenged us to write a piece of flash fiction (maximum 500 words). Buried The first thing I noticed was the smell. I’m not sure what that says about me, considering my senses were on full alert, and when I say that, I mean I was completely freaking out. Perhaps it was the … Continue reading Buried: Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes #4