Five shillings and sixpence by ‘Nathan Burgoine

Our countdown to the winter solstice concludes today. Thank you for following it this month!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them has written a short piece or created something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was The Magic Man, by Jamieson Wolf.

Today’s entry is called Five Shilling and Sixpence by ‘Nathan Burgoine.

Make sure to come back next year, this was so much fun we’ll definitely do it again!


The Magic Man by Jamieson Wolf

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was The Spirit of Holidays, by Jennifer Carole Lewis.

Today’s entry is called The Magic Man, by Jamieson Wolf.

Make sure to come back on Christmas Eve to see the next installment in the series, by ‘Nathan Burgoine!


The Spirit of Holidays by Jennifer Carole Lewis

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was A Family by Choice Christmas, by Nathan Caro Fréchette.

Today’s entry is called The Spirit of Holidays, by Jennifer Carole Lewis.

Make sure to come back on Christmas Eve to see the next installment in the series, by Jamieson Wolf!


A Family by Choice Christmas by Nathan Caro Fréchette

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was La Bafana, by Derek Newman-Stille.

Today’s entry is called A Family by Choice Christmas, by Nathan Caro Fréchette.

Make sure to come back tomorrow to see the next installment in the series, by Jennifer Carole Lewis!


La Bafana by Derek Newman-Stille

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was The Guardian, by Jen Desmarais. 

Today’s entry is called La Bafana, by Derek Newman-Stille.

Make sure to come back tomorrow to see the next installment in the series, by Nathan Caro Fréchette!


The Guardian by Jen Desmarais

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was Shadows of Winter by Una Verdandi.

Today’s entry is called The Guardian, by Jen Desmarais. 

Make sure to come back tomorrow to see the next installment in the series, by Derek Newman-Stille!


Shadows of Winter by Una Verdandi

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was The Year Christmas Got Cancelled by JF Garrard. 

Today’s entry is called Shadows of Winter by Una Verdandi.

Make sure to come back on Friday to see the next installment in the series, by Jen Desmarais!


The Year Christmas Got Canceled by JF Garrard

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was a Chanukkah poem by Talia Johnson called From Darkness to Light.

Today’s entry is called The Year Christmas Got Cancelled by JF Garrard. 

Make sure to come back on Friday to see the next installment in the series, by Una Verdandi !


Chanukkah poem: From Darkness to Light

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was Their First Noel by Aurelia Osborne. 

Today’s entry is a Chanukkah poem by Talia Johnson called From Darkness to Light.

Make sure to come back on Friday to see the next installment in the series, by JF Garrard!


Their first Noel by Aurelia Osborne

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was It Can Start by Astrya Fairchild.

Today’s story is Their First Noel by Aurelia Osborne. 

Make sure to come back on Monday to see the next installment in the series, by Talia Johnson!


It Can Start – Astrya Fairchild

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was Happy Queer Holidays by Salem Leonard Goosby.

Today’s story is It Can Start by Astrya Fairchild.

Make sure to come back on Monday to see the next installment in the series, by Aurelia Osborne!


Happy Queer Holidays by Salem Leonard Goosby

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was Éric Desmarais’s story “Night of the Sisters”. 

Today’s story is Happy Queer Holidays by Salem Leonard Goosby.

Make sure to come back tomorrow to see the next installment in the series, by Astrya Fairchild!


Night of the Sisters by Éric Desmarais

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was a French short called Du coeur au ventre by Mel Lévesque.

Today, we are happy to share Éric Desmarais’s story “Night of the Sisters”. 

Make sure to come back tomorrow to see the next installment in the series, by Salem Leonard Goosby!


Du coeur au ventre – Mel Lévesque

(This installment is in French! Please stay tuned for tomorrow’s installment tomorrow.)

Notre calendrier de l’avent d’histoires se poursuit avec une histoire francophone!

Suivez notre caldendrier de l’avent d’histoires ici!

Notre dernière histoire venait d’Amy M. Young, “Let it Snow!”

Aujourd’hui, nous vous partageons l’histoire de Mel Lévesque, “Du coeur au ventre”. 

Soyez des nôtres demain pour lire Éric Desmarais (anglais)! 


Let it snow! by Amy M. Young

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

We opened yesterday with Jen Frankel’s short story A Christmas in Arabia. 

Today, we are happy to share Amy M. Young’s story “Let it Snow!”

Make sure to come back on Friday, December 1st, to see the next installment in the series, by Mel Levesque!


Jen Frankel – Renaissance Holiday Blog tour

We begin our countdown to the winter solstice today!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

We open today with Jen Frankel’s short story A Christmas in Arabia. 

Make sure to come back on Monday, November 27th to see the next installment in the series, by Amy Young!