The Five Crowns and Colonel’s Sabre

Every year for the past few years, I've re-written a holiday story through a queer lens, retelling it as a way to retroactively tell stories to my younger self that include people like me. The first year, I wrote "Dolph," (a retelling of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). Then I wrote "Frost," (a retelling of Frosty … Continue reading The Five Crowns and Colonel’s Sabre

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Ornamental

Happy December! Today was the day my husband and I (and Max) put up the Christmas tree and decorated it. Now, if you've read Handmade Holidays, it's likely this blog post will not surprise you, but there's a story behind our tree. Well, not the tree itself, though there's a story behind that, too. Many … Continue reading Ornamental

Sunday Shorts – Sock it to Me, Santa! by Madison Parker

Ryan is assigned to Jamie Peterson for his class's secret gift exchange. If word gets out that he has to make a handcrafted gift for flamboyant and openly gay Jamie, Ryan will be the laughing stock of the school. It's a good thing no self-respecting boy would be caught dead in a craft store, because … Continue reading Sunday Shorts – Sock it to Me, Santa! by Madison Parker

Sunday Shorts – “Rebound Remedy,” by Christine d’Abo

As I'm sure I've mentioned a few times, I listen to audiobooks around the holidays, and I often try to listen to holiday-themed audiobooks, too, to make it possible to try and restore some smidgeon of my holiday spirit after two decades in retail. It's February now, but this latest story, Rebound Remedy, was the … Continue reading Sunday Shorts – “Rebound Remedy,” by Christine d’Abo