Grandma Hitches a Ride with Santa

Grandma Hitches a Ride with Santa (Follows Berry Wight, picks up with Sarn’s grandmother, Leesha) ‘Twas the night before Christmas when she stirred, a blind woman from her treetop abode. Through the wooded vale she trudged, her thoughts whirred, circled about regret ’cause she’s not bold. No time left now that death’s velvet hand touches hers, its cold presence walks beside, offers no aid when her rag-wrapped foot, the root clutches. Leaning on her staff, her magic buffers, keeps her from harm, with its small witchery. Rising, she feels about, finds the path and the way, to a grandson she’s spied through trickery. Her … Continue reading Grandma Hitches a Ride with Santa

Sleigh Ride

Sleigh Ride (Picks up where Wreathed in Light left off) Fairies fluttered and flickered as they flew loop-the-loops, barrel rolls and belly flops into the magic falling like dew onto the Advent wreath where they rallied. This time the fairies would not be denied. Spurred by Christmas carols Inari hummed while she wrote out Christmas cards, snow outside falling, Ran spreading frosting with his thumb, and a hundred other Christmasy things. The fairies wove their spell late into night. They finished by dawn’s breaking and the ring of first morning bell that spread their spell’s light throughout the suite, wrapping father and son in transformative … Continue reading Sleigh Ride