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Midwinter’s Eve already, and this is the second last post before Christmas day. More importantly, Midwinter’s day, or the Winter Solstice, is an important holiday in my fictional world of the Realms, where my characters live a simple life as subjects of kings in rural castles – at least it was simple until George started bringing in new technology, and Kira promoted the equality of all people regardless of gender and so on.
Since I was invited to Castle Marsh for the holidays this year, I thought I’d give you a some character interviews with George, Fred and Kira – although it’s really just a quick account of my trip. You can find the first part here – published last Friday. The second part is out this coming Friday.
I also need to fit in #Fi50, my Fiction in Fifty words story before Christmas, so here we go. If you want to join in this monthly fun, check out the information at The Ninja Librarian (Rebecca Douglass).
The prompt this month is Joy in Abundance.
She bounded downstairs, stopped at the doorway, and stared at the Christmas tree. Then she spreadeagled herself among the pile of gift-wrapped boxes and packages. The angel’s wings did not show well on the carpet, but we understood.
Such a pleasure to see Joy in her abundance of presents.
Midwinter’s Eve giveaway
This is the brainchild of Mary at Bookhounds, who gets hundreds of bloggers together for this last hurrah before the new year. Hurrah! Please go hopping after you’ve read the story and entered the giveaway.
Before you go, would you like to do a book blast for the launch of my new book The Princelings of the North in January or February? All the details and a sign-up for the giveaway are on this page.
Now go hopping!