The Weihnachtsman

The dark figure creeps over the rooftop, surefooted in his dark boots, despite the slippery snow. Carefully shifting his blood-red coat aside, he climbs over the chimney lip and dropped, whispering an incantation to slow his fall. Swiftly, he places several objects beneath the gaudily bedecked carcass of a young tree. One object was a […]

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The Veterans

Tori’s heavy boots clicked together as she marched out into the bright sunlight. A lineup in the town square. Row 2. Three teenagers shook, their agitation evident in the trembling of their hands and the tense set of shoulders that did not quite fill out their armor. Yet more young ones filed into the rows, […]

Fireworks on Coventry Lake

Today is Independence Day in the United States. Every year, on July 4, people in the United States celebrate our independence from Great Britain. We often celebrate by having a barbeque during the day, along with sports and yard games. Then, when the world goes dark, we light it up again with fireworks and the […]