Daisy’s Complaint

what’s not to love about the peaceful sound of foam building from the spray in my bucket, juxtaposed against my snail’s-pace falsetto of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”? Especially to be cherished are the coming days when the snow will drape its arms over the three-walled shed and remind my cranky cow and me of the first humble Christmas when B.C. ended and A.D. began. What better way to celebrate God’s gift to mankind?

Spock

Gifts: A Star Trek Story

By M.C. Pehrson Word Count: 4288 Rating: PG for a small amount of thematic content. Summary: Spock and his daughter T’Beth have some healing to do over Christmas. Author’s Note: This story is one of many that precede “Testament” in my Star Trek: Beyond series. It has been edited for use at this site. “Gifts” […]

Wooly’s Tale

By Elizabeth Fust Word Count: 728 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: The story of a Lamb and the Shepherds of Bethlehem. Wooly was having a bad day. All day long people had been traveling to Bethlehem. Lots and lots of people. Wooly didn’t know why so many people were coming to Bethlehem all […]

Snowflakes: A Star Trek Story

By Aconitum-Napellus Word Count: 1447 Rating: G (suitable for audiences) Summary: Spock reminisces about his mother at Christmas. Flake after flake drifted down outside the clear aluminium window. Jim had said they looked like stars. They did not look like stars. Stars moved with predictable regularity, more precise than clockwork. If Spock looked at a star […]

Away For Christmas

By Patrick W. Kavanagh Word Count: 237 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: A poem of grief, longing, and hope of being reunited with ones loved ones during Christmas. The Christmas tree lights up, – but you are gone so very far away And yet, somehow, I feel your hand, so softly clasping mine. I […]

Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men: A Reflection on the Spirit of Christmas

“This is what Christ came into the world to bring – peace, love, and joy. But it’s hard to experience this in these modern times when Christmas seems to be about getting presents and giving people items that make the giver feel good.”

Christmas in the Old World: A Fantastic Beasts Story

“Queenie Kowalski, I love you more than I thought possible. Don’t you see, darling? Our lives are full of a new hope and love that can prosper here. I can’t be unhappy or regretful, so put that nonsense away and let the light chase away the shadow.”

What the Donkey Saw

By Thomas Lark Word Count: 5,729 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: A curious donkey named Avi recounts his eye-witness observation of the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Author’ Note: In the heavenly song of the angels that Avi hears, astute readers will recognise my own Latin translation of “Listening to You,” […]

king alfred

Down in Yon Forest: A Last Kingdom Story

By Michael J. Carroll Word count: 496 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: A Christian vignette set in the reign of King Alfred the Great and inspired by the Christmas folk song, “Down in Yon Forest”, Bella Hardy, Martha Tilston, and Bernard Cornwall’s The Last Kingdom.        A blanket of crisp yuletide snow caresses the […]