Sleigh 1: Elves 0

We're getting to that difficult age. The boys are six and eight, and while the eight-year-old seems to be on-message, the younger one has shown some signs of disbelief in the red-suited one. A couple of weeks ago I was standing with him, waiting for the school bell to ring, and he said 'I don't …

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Overcoming writer’s block: A Stitch In Time

It was day 3 of Ether's Flash Fortnight, and the theme was Celebration. I was completely stuck, and I didn't know why. I wanted to write about a wedding, but how, without straying into Four Weddings? Various scenarios chased each other through my head. Either I didn't like them, or I didn't think I could get …

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