My Write Anything post is a Christmas story, The Last Year of Father Christmas, a story published last year in the This Is Christmas Metazen charity collection. Head over to WA to read my festive flash fiction.
I’m signing off now until after Boxing Day so there’s just time to wish you a very
Here’s hoping Santa brings everything you’ve wished for.
This is Christmas Metazen. The ebook is free to download here as it’s Christmas. As it’s Christmas you might want to donate and help make a little miracle.
The collection features my story ‘The Last Year of Father Christmas.’
Some will have heard me banging on about Deck The Halls on twitter and facebook. Here’s what it’s all about:
Literary Mix Tapes is the creative brainchild of eMergent Publishing
’s co-founder and Chinese Whisperings‘ Managing Editor, Jodi Cleghorn, based on the experience of recording mix tapes for friends on a double tape deck during teenage years in the 80′s and early 90′s.
The quarterly collection is a cross pollination of music and writing, and has roots in Cleghorn’s search for new ways to inspire fiction and encourage writers to work together.
ABOUT DECK THE HALLS
The catalyst for a Christmas collection of stories (and indeed the entire idea for Literary Mix Tapes) came after Cleghorn sat through her first primary school carols night in early December 2010. You only have to look a little closer at the lyrics of ‘Deck the Halls’ to see how her imagination was fired… the Hall family’s Christmas brawl on the backdeck, Carol the troll wassailing, pirates with silly paper Christmas hats arguing over the treasure found in their crackers…
The whole shebang will be released as an ebook on Christmas Day. Deck the Halls will also join with 12 Days 2010 for a paperback release in July to coincide with Christmas in July celebrations, with all proceeds going to charity.
Let’s take is as read that ‘Fairytale of New York’ is the most perfect of Christmas songs. Putting that in my top 5 would be too close to obvious, so I am giving it the Perfect Xmas tune crown and will move swiftly on to number 5 of my Top 5 Christmas listening.
No.5 That’ll Be Christmas – Thea Gilmore
Thea Gilmore’s ‘That’ll Be Christmas’ is a touching evocation of the classic family Christmas. It might be a little twee in places, but you just can’t get past the winning smile and ‘good will to men’ this song manages to generate in most everyone who hears it. This should have been Christmas number 1 last year.
Another day, another ad for the 2010 Metazen Christmas Charity Ebook due for release on Christmas Day. Make a donation over at the fundraising page at Metazen to secure a copy as soon as it is unleashed.