Fireside Fictions Winter 2021
A special feature curated from VSS Members and brought to you by the editors of the Vocal Creators Chronicle.
Hello friends! The holidays can feel like a blur. We're inviting you to slow down, and enjoy some heartwarming content, straight from our members at the Vocal Social Society. Walk a while with us in the wonderful world of fiction from whatever nook you feel most comfortable in.
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5 Fictions To Warm You Up
"Christmas Magic" by: Caroline Aguiar
"She watched Jimmy with a smile on her sleepy face. He busied himself arranging his pillow under the tree. His small hands patted the wrinkles away from the blankets creating a comfy bed. He looked up at her beaming with delight."
"How Grown-Ups Say, "I Love You" by: Lena
"When the day of his graduation came, I worked up my courage and pushed through the crowd to say goodbye. When he saw me, he smiled and gave me a big bear hug, whispering into my ear, “I’ll really miss you, Jilly Bean.”
"The Sandman and The Sea Girl" by: Mike Singleton
"She looked to the far end of the beach and saw the upturned boat that was the home of the SandMan. He had lived on the beach forever, like a hermit, and there was smoke so he was in. He was a bit like a bogeyman , so she was not sure if he could help her, but he was her only option. She had no friends, so she picked up the bird and walked towards the SandMan’s dwelling."
"Special Delivery" by: Paula Shablo
"The box sat on the stoop, mocking me. It was about three feet by two feet and wrapped in brown paper. You know the kind I mean if you’re old enough to remember the days when the supermarkets packed your groceries in brown paper bags instead of deadly plastic. It looked as if two or three bags had been disassembled and taped together to cover the box completely."
"The Old Pond" by: Cendrine Marrouat
"Even though she had heard the stories twenty times or more, Marie wanted every second to be etched in her mind. Grandma’s hands would delineate specific moments in the most fascinating ways. Her voice would lose its now usual tremolo. And the smile would never leave her face; the same smile as the one that she had at 18, when she was in love for the first time..."
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That's all the fictions for now! See you in the new year!
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First published December 8, 2021 by The Vocal Creators Chronicle.