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Christmas at the Old Bull & Bush: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  For the historical fictioneer there are two ways to research. One is of course through books. Paging through dusty tomes, plowing through period letters, digging up the original documents, oh yes. You can grow old this … Continue reading

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Christmas DownUnder

My typical Christmas Day is a writing day. When I get tired of writing, I watch DVDs, for I can’t face Christmas advertisements. This is one of the many effects of being Jewish in Australia. This year, however, some friends … Continue reading

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A Lifetime in a Holiday Tree

As you may have guessed, my tree is a mixture of many, many faiths and traditions—as a storyteller’s tree should be. I’ve been sharing ornaments over the Internet on social media, and several of my BVC cohorts have volunteered special ornaments or decorations from their own homes. (They also understood that if they didn’t cough up a story, I would write a story about the decoration involving the Flying Spaghetti Monster, squids, and probably Cthulhu.) Continue reading

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Ho Ho Ho and all that – Merry Christmas and Happy Reading

I have a friend who BUGS me. He comes up with – or finds – these wonderful ideas and then parks them in front of me and says disingenuously, “Wouldn’t that make a good story?” followed by repeated pokes of, … Continue reading

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“A Carol for This Christmas” by Pati Nagle

A Retelling I offered to show you the afterlife. It’s not something everyone’s invited to see. Senator Mienz is ready to celebrate passing the bill his donors demanded. As he’s leaving his office building, the elevator malfunctions, trapping him with … Continue reading

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Holiday Cheer and a bit of Murder: As Red as Any Blood by Patrice Greenwood

Yuletide in Santa Fe: biscochitos, farolitos, Las Posadas, music…and murder. Ellen Rosings does not have time for murder investigations. It’s December, and the Wisteria Tearoom is awash in shoppers, cookies, and groups of strange women brought to tea by the … Continue reading

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Annals of Pard: Christmas 2014

And gie's a paw o' thine!

Pard’s Christmas, 2014 by Ursula K. Le Guin What’s Under the Tree? Helping Charles Unwrap

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More Than Decoration

I’ve been sharing ornaments over on Facebook, and several of my BVC cohorts have volunteered special ornaments or decorations from their own homes. (They also understood that if they didn’t cough up a story, I would write a story about the decoration involving the Flying Spaghetti Monster, squids, and probably Cthulhu. Vonda N. McIntyre said “That I would like to read.”) Continue reading

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BVC Announces Three Dogs, a Horse, and a Cat by Jill Zeller

Three Dogs, a Horse, and a Cat

Three Dogs, a Horse, and a Cat Five tales of animals and love by Jill Zeller A dog brings harmony to a choral group. A horse kick-starts a young man’s life. And peace comes to a broken love affair through … Continue reading

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A Dog Is For Life – No Time Off For Good Behaviour

Christmas and dogs go together like ‘bull’ and ‘china shop.’ You know a disaster is imminent but when, and what form it will take, is a mystery. All you can do is dog-proof your chewables and hope for the best. … Continue reading

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