Short Stories 366:349 — “The Sweet Spot,” by Felicia Grossman

The closing story in Love All Year: A Holidays Anthology is "The Sweet Spot" by Felicia Grossman, and I gotta say, it's not just sweet, it's also very sizzly. We meet up with Alana, a Rabbi, as she's working to put together her Rosh Hashanah sermon and, well, struggling. The thing is, she's faced an … Continue reading Short Stories 366:349 — “The Sweet Spot,” by Felicia Grossman

Short Stories 366:348 — “Wrapped,” by Rebekah Weatherspoon

If you've not read the Fit trilogy from Rebekah Weatherspoon, seeing that there's a holiday novella snuck into the series as a "point-five" might seem like a barrier, but allow me to dismiss your concerns twicely: first, because this totally stands alone; second, you should just go binge the whole series anyway. Trust. Okay, let's … Continue reading Short Stories 366:348 — “Wrapped,” by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Short Stories 366:347 — “Eitan’s Chord,” by Shira Glassman

If there's a way to describe a story about three Chanukah sprites who use their magic via super-erotic intimacy to grant the wishes of a couple facing a rough (and borderline penniless) holiday that doesn't make the reader say, "Wait, what did you say?" I'm afraid I don't know it. So, in answer to your … Continue reading Short Stories 366:347 — “Eitan’s Chord,” by Shira Glassman

Short Stories 366:346 — “Stardust and Snow,” by Paul Magrs

Okay, so as opening stories to anthologies go, "Stardust and Snow" from Paul Magr's Christmassy Tales might be a new standout favourite, and I mean, how can you go wrong with a tale told about Jareth the Goblin King himself, David Bowie, or a little boy who at the time is called "shy" and "withdrawn" … Continue reading Short Stories 366:346 — “Stardust and Snow,” by Paul Magrs

Short Stories 366:345 — “A Fake Girlfriend for Chinese New Year,” by Jackie Lau

Okay, I swear the further and further I delve into the Wong siblings, the more I actually have it in me to consider a small Ontario town like the made-up Mosquito Bay to potentially, maybe, offer something in the way of charm. This is what Jackie Lau has done to me! I never knew it … Continue reading Short Stories 366:345 — “A Fake Girlfriend for Chinese New Year,” by Jackie Lau

Short Stories 366:344 — “The Christmas Grump,” by Jae

Found in a trio of short stories, Love Beneath the Christmas Tree, "The Christmas Grump" is the first of the three and starts in a place I always love reading during the season: Christmas retail. I say this because having done Christmas retail for a couple of decades, I one-hundred percent side with the characters … Continue reading Short Stories 366:344 — “The Christmas Grump,” by Jae