Christmas

The Dress That Changed My Life - 3


The Dress that Changed My Life - 3



By Katherine Day

(Copyright 2016)
(We continue this holiday season story about the dress I saw in a store window while on a Christmas shopping trip. This special dress helped me realize a truth about myself.)

The Dress That Changed My Life - 1

lights06.gif
December 2016 Spirit of Giving Story Contest Entry

The Dress that Changed My Life - 1

By Katherine Day

(Copyright 2016)
(It was just a dress I saw in a store window while on a Christmas shopping trip, but it helped me realize a truth about myself.)

The Loves of Julie Pearson - 20

The Loves of Julie Pearson – 20

By Katherine Day

(Julie Pearson has found success as a schoolteacher in a tough district, but her love life, since transitioning, has had its ups and downs and she is still wondering about her future. This chapter concludes the story of a remarkable and lovely young woman. Thanks to Eric for his guidance and help in this story. Copyright 2014.)

Cynthia and the Christmas Gift - Reposted

 

Cynthia and the Christmas Gift - Reposted
Complete

By Portia Bennett

This is a little stand-alone story that eventually became part of a chapter in Cynthia and the High School Years — Part 1. As there are many new readers at this site, I thought they might enjoy another Christmas story. If you enjoy the story and are not familiar with the characters, you might want to read the Cynthia Chronicles.

Becoming Karen - 19


Becoming Karen — 19


By Katherine Day


(Copyright 2013)


(Christmas can be a time of love and joy or a time of despair and sadness. What will it be for Karen? Sequel to “To Be Or Not To Be.”)

Christmas Changes~Final Chapter

lights06.gif

‘I was somewhat tired after the sing-along and it was obvious to the sensible adults that after everything that had happened to me, I needed rest and some quiet time...

 

Christmas Changes

A Penmarris Story
Final Chapter

Christmas Changes Chapter~4

lights06.gif

Jocasta and Doctor Marcia looked at each other. I couldn’t really read their expressions too well, but I think that they looked puzzled.

‘Sorry, do you know my Aunt?’

 

Christmas Changes

A Penmarris Story
Chapter 4

Christmas Wishes


Christmas Wishes
By
Morpheus

The Carson family has a yearly Christmas tradition of asking Santa for what they really want. This year, Santa decides to give it to them... but makes a slight mistake. This story was originally written and posted in 1998.

Christmas Changes Chapter~3

lights06.gif

His other hand grabbed my arm, the arm that still had a vivid and nasty bruise, caused, you guested it, by the slime ball standing in front of me...

 

Christmas Changes

A Penmarris Story
Chapter3

Christmas Changes Chapter~2

lights06.gif

‘ I waited for a moment and knocked again. The cat brushed up against my leg, no doubt in the hope that the door would magically open.

It didn’t.

 

Christmas Changes

A Penmarris Story
Chapter 2

Christmas Changes Chapter~1

lights06.gif

‘I stood at the garden gate and looked back at the house for the final time. The front door was shut and the place where I had lived all my life was now closed to me...

 

Christmas Changes

A Penmarris Story
Chapter 1

Her Mother's Daughter - Chapter 19

Her Mother's Daughter - Chapter XIX
by Barbara Lynn Terry

 
Part I

"You know something, princess, you get prettier every time I see you."

I put my head on his shoulder and looked up at him. "And you dear prince get handsomer every time I see you. I love you, Paul."

"I love you too, sweet princess. Before we get home, I have to tell you that your room will be right next to mine, and there is a bathroom between us. So when you need to use our bathroom, knock on the door first. Then lock my side so I just don't wander in. Don't forget to unlock it when you're finished.

The Girl Most Likely To ... - Part 38

The Girl Most Likely To ... - Part 38
by Barbara Lynn Terry

Chapter 1 - Mom gets a present, too.

The girls were having so much fun opening their presents, that they didn't see Madelline come in. After going in the office and talking with Jack and Jan, and reading the report from Hazel, she went out in the living room. Jack and Jan slipped quietly out the door.

Joy, seeing Madelline standing there, fished around in the pile of presents, and found the one she was looking for.

"This one simply says, Mom." Joy stood up and gave Madelline her present.

"What is this?"

The Girl Most Likely To ... - Part 37

The Girl Most Likely To ... - Part 37
by Barbara Lynn Terry

(Author's Note: There are 123 presents to open at the Pine Meadows Home For Adolescent Girls, and I will not go through all 21 girls opening their presents. You have to read and digest this chapter to understand why there are so many presents for only 21 girls. Barbara Lynn Terry)

Chapter 1 - The girls continue opening their presents.

"This next present is for Susan Connor." Joy handed Susan her present.

The Girl Most Likely To ... - Part 36

The Girl Most Likely To ... - Part 36
by Barbara Lynn Terry

Chapter 1 - Janice sees her new home.

Tommy drove in the drive way of Shaiya and Janice' new home. They all got out of the car, and Shaiya unlocked the door. There was a small vestibule just inside the door, for hanging coats and putting their boots. After setting their boots under their coats, they went inside the inner door. There was a nice sized foyer that was the size of most living rooms you would find in an apartment in most cities.

The Girl Most Likely To ... - Part 24

The Girl Most Likely To ... - Part 24
by Barbara Lynn Terry

Chapter 1 - Rachel.

Naomi and Rachel walked some more. Even though it was icy cold outside, Naomi was used to it because of her job. Rachel didn't seem bothered, either, because she was deep in thought.

"A penny for your thoughts, sis."

"Naomi, what is an enigma?"

The 24th Of December

The 24th of December

by:
Enemyoffun


Stephanie Brown is hoping for a quiet night on Christmas Eve, the highlight of which is going to a party at the manor. What she didn't expect was her night to be ruined by a man obsessed with holidays.

Changes: Dreams and Wishes Final Chapter

It didn’t make me feel much better as I sat there and watched us leave the lovely cove on the way to Tavistock Police Station...

 
 

Dreams and Wishes
Final Part

By Susan Brown

Copyright © 2011 Susan Brown

Changes: Dreams and Wishes 4

As I walked in, all my fears and doubts came to the surface. I wanted to turn around and run away–away from those eyes, all looking at me; especially one pair...

Did I just look like a boy dressed up as a girl and was I kidding myself that these people would help?

 
 

Dreams and Wishes
Part 4

By Susan Brown

Copyright © 2011 Susan Brown

Changes: Dreams and Wishes 3

There was a mix of ages from the very young to the very old. Everyone seemed to know each other and there were lots of hugs and handshakes.

I felt a bit left out; all these families and friends and I had no one. Was I asking too much to be part of a proper family?
 
 

Dreams and Wishes
Part 3

By Susan Brown

Copyright © 2011 Susan Brown

Changes: Dreams and Wishes 2

The sight of the bay, the sand and the harbour, the lights of the village and upon top of the hill, the twinkling of the lights on the huge Christmas tree by the floodlit church, all gave me heart and a spring in my step and I almost ran down the road to the place where I hoped I would find help, comfort and safety...
 
 
Dreams and Wishes
Part 2

By Susan Brown

Copyright © 2011 Susan Brown

Changes: Dreams and Wishes 1

The snowball hit me almost full on my face. It was cold and it hurt but I wasn’t about to cry in front of this lot...
 
 
Dreams and Wishes
Part 1

By Susan Brown

Copyright © 2011 Susan Brown

Pink Angel

Pink Angel

I saw her standing forlornly in the corner of the store, her price marked as “half-off”, and I simply had to bring her home. She was a Christmas lawn ornament, a life-size announcing angel with trumpet ready to blow, lit up in pink in honor of breast cancer research.

I put brought her home, and set her in my tiny front yard, and then went inside. I was all alone now, and felt desperate for company, so at the start or at the finish of every day, I found myself sitting on my front step, talking to my new guest.

Santa Monica

crude composite picture of images taken from costume site
     
Santa Monica
by Jennifer Brock

A single mother about to spend her first Christmas alone receives the gift she needed most from an unusual Kris Kringle, who opens her heart and her mind to new possibilities.

It Was Only A Winters Tale

"Come on kids, time for bed."

"Mu-um!" Amy whined.

"Do we have to?" her sister Zoá« chimed in.

"Yes you do, now scoot; I’ll come and tuck you up in five minutes."

"Can Auntie Maddy do it?" Zoá« pleaded, "Please?"

"Mad?" Helen looked across to her friend for confirmation.

"Okay girls, I’ll be up in five minutes."

Aunt Adele's Christmas Gift


Aunt Adele’s Christmas Gift


By Katherine Day


(Copyright 2010)


“Live … That’s the message … Come poor child … Life’s a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death… Come on now child, live ... live … live ...” famous scene in movie, “Auntie Mame”

A Nonsense Rhyme.

Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

Author: 

Christmas is Coming.

Christmas is coming
And Bonzi’s getting fat
He stole a piece of chicken;
He’s good at doing that.
He’s teaching to that Izzy
The tricks he’s learned to do.
And she is keeping busy
Learning things anew.
Keeping cats at Christmas
A right old pair of thieves,
They’ll steal the milk from porridge
Without a by your leaves.
I wouldn’t be without them,
The pesky rotten pair
Keep me warm in winter
Perhaps they really care.

Angharad 28.11.10

Christmas tune acronym quiz

Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

Author: 

For the past few years, I've inflicted this quiz on colleagues / family / friends, and it's proved quite popular.
So now I'm going to inflict it on you lot :) [Insert evil laugh here]

Attached is a spreadsheet, containing acronyms to title / recognisable line from 125 different Christmas tunes - carols, pop songs, novelty/parodies and traditional. All you have to do is work out which tune is which.

A Christmas Diary

It wasn't that much to ask was it? A little play-acting to cheer his mother up and Tom's aunt would buy him a brand new computer for Christmas. It wasn't like Tommy wanted to dress like a girl for the holidays.

A Christmas Diary

Tom's Christmas Diary

Subscribe to Christmas