#freeshortstory #ChristmasInJuly #writingprompt This story appeared in the Southern Indiana Writers Group’s anthology, NOVEL INGREDIENTS, now out of print. THE GIFT by Marian Allen “Where is it?” My father roars from the living room. Good thing I’m not baking something that might fall. “Where’s what,…

#ChristmasInJuly #writingprompt #recipe I just took about a cup of the butternut spread I made for Christmas (squash cooked till it’s soft, a little butter, a little nutmeg, a little honey, some toasted chopped pecans), stirred in a slightly beaten egg and about two tablespoons…

#ChristmasInJuly #writingprompt Originally posted in December 2012. People keep telling me, “Jesus is the reason for the season,” but you know what? He isn’t. I mean, I’m a practicing Christian (might get it right someday, if I practice enough), so I’m a fan, but you…