That there once lived a man
now called St. Nick, who secretly
helped children in need
That we light eight candles
did, and his people before,
a chain of light over 2,000 years
That we can’t wrap
but it’s love beyond boundaries
we’re meant to give
Jennifer L Freed grew up with Christmas and Chanukah. Now her children do the same. She writes mostly poetry and, sometimes, very short stories. To read more of her work, please visit her website, jfreed.weebly.com.
Maddie had gone absolutely overboard. He couldn’t tell her that the baked noodles studded with candied fruit, “Fruitcake Kugel,” was a nightmare. The pile of potato cakes laid horizontal, covered in gravy to form a Latke Yule Log, was beyond inedible.
Instead, he feigned illness for the boss’s Chrismukkah potluck.
Jennifer Hrovat is an Ohioan who once majored in English in the hopes of becoming a best-selling novelist, but became a counselor instead. She enjoys running long distances, cooking, and reading about murder. Her cat stepped on the keyboard twelve times as she was trying to write this, so it was more difficult than the average submission.
It’s December, that special month where a variety of different celebrations happen and we spend time with our families and give gifts and whatnot.
So why not send in some holiday-themed stories so 50WS can join in the festivities?
If you have a story about Christmas, Hannukah, or even Festivus, I want to see it!
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