editorial by Camille Gooderham Campbell
From the Editors
The holiday season is upon us again, and I hope you’re all feeling festive and full of joy. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah or Christmas or Solstice or something else, may you make joyful memories and get lots of books as gifts.
During the month of November, we decided that the time had come to enforce our commenting guidelines a little more closely. I hope you’re all satisfied with the improved atmosphere in our commenting spaces, but if you have further concerns or feedback, please feel welcome to contact us with your thoughts. Our community is important to us, and we want to make sure everyone feels safe, respected, and able to engage in satisfying discussions about our stories.
The holiday season is a time for giving, and in that joyful spirit we hope you’ll check out our Patreon page and pledge a little something to help us keep the stories coming.
Happiest greetings of the season to you all!
On December 24th, we will be featuring “Winter Into Spring” by Sarah Crysl Akhtar, a story that does double duty to honour both Christmas Eve and the eighth day of Hanukkah. And then for Christmas Day on December 25th we have “Mona’s Miracle of the Madonna Lips” by JB Smith. You may also enjoy some of the Christmas stories in our archives.
For New Year’s Eve, Dave D’Alessio‘s “The Last Man On Earth” will close out 2014 with a touch of fantasy.
We hope you enjoy these special stories.
Got resolutions? We’re looking for one good New Year’s Day story, as soon as it can be found (December 27th at the latest, but we can’t promise to wait if an awesome story comes in sooner).
Also, Odyssey Writing Workshops are our special sponsor for the month (you’ll see their banner ad above the top story all month long) and we hope you’ll check out their site and the excellent programs they have to offer.
And now, let’s see what stories we have for the month ahead…
December’s Table of Contents
|Dec 1||Julia Nolan||Sleepwalker|
|Dec 2||Edward Ashton||Shari|
|Dec 3||Peter Wood||What’s Good for the Ghost…|
|Dec 4||Cathy S. Ulrich||Little Bohemia|
|Dec 5||Sarah Ettritch||My Job for a Cat|
|Dec 6||Jonathan S. Pembroke||Home|
|Dec 7||James Zahardis||Colanders and the Kallikantzaroi|
|Dec 8||Sean McLachlan||How They Brought the Train to High Hopes|
|Dec 9||Sean Jones||Fillies and Fellas|
|Dec 10||Aaron James Whiting||How to Plan Your Own Murder|
|Dec 11||Sarah Sotan||Culture|
|Dec 12||Anne Britting Oleson||Jewel|
|Dec 13||Mark English||A Visit With Mother|
|Dec 14||Mark Rookyard||Sharanih|
|Dec 15||Holly Geely||Beyond the Seven Seas|
|Dec 16||JR Hume||The Guest|
|Dec 17||Kevin Thomas Conroy||The Good Life|
|Dec 18||Ted Lietz||Ecce Romo|
|Dec 19||Emily K. Iekel||Herons|
|Dec 20||Carin Marais||Shared Memories in High Definition|
|Dec 21||Nicole C. Ford||Bird in The Cathedral|
|Dec 22||Amy Sisson||On Not Noticing a Bear|
|Dec 23||Abby Goldsmith||The Men’s Room|
|Dec 24||Sarah Crysl Akhtar||Winter into Spring|
|Dec 25||JB Smith||Mona’s Miracle of the Madonna Lips|
|Dec 26||Von Rupert||Used Books|
|Dec 27||Lee Budar-Danoff||Burned|
|Dec 28||Malcolm Chandler||Frankenstein’s Monster|
|Dec 29||Jim Maher||Minimum Rage|
|Dec 30||Shivaun Conroy||The Tooth Fairy|
|Dec 31||Dave D’Alessio||The Last Man on Earth|