From All of Us to All of You
A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology. Simon hates the Holidays. His father gets drunk; the family fake Christmas spirit… But there's a glimmer of hope when a work colleague introduces Simon to her son Hannes at the Lucia Day celebrations. Blind date or just friends? Simon's starting to see signals that aren't there - will he make it through Christmas with his sanity intact? More
A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology
FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU
by OFELIA GRÄND
Simon is counting the days to Christmas, not because he likes the Holidays - no, he hates them. He dreads every single holiday ever created, but Christmas it the worst. As if his dad's drunken snores and his mother's faked Christmas spirit isn't enough, his sister has decided to celebrate Christmas elsewhere this year.
The stress and anxiety drive Simon crazy. When he is introduced to a work colleague's son, Hannes, he mistakenly believes he's been set up on a blind date. Even after Hannes sets him straight in his assumptions, he keeps seeing signs that shouldn't be there. Is Hannes lying when he says he isn't interested or has the Christmas stress finally driven Simon mad?
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ABOUT BOUGHS OF EVERGREEN
Boughs of Evergreen is a two-volume collection of short stories celebrating the holiday season in all its diversity. Penned by authors from the UK, the USA, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, these are tales of the young and the not-so-young from many different walks of life.
Themes of family, friendship and romance take readers on a journey through some of the major holidays, both past and present, including Thanksgiving, Advent, St. Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, Yule, Christmas and New Year. In each we find at the very least hope, and often love, peace and happiness.
Proceeds from sales of this anthology will be donated to The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization [USA] providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
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