#ChristmasInJuly #writingprompt Originally posted in December 2020. Sorry, fans of actual doors, but I haven’t been anywhere new and haven’t snapped any door pictures outside, so I’m making do with one of my Christmas decorations. This was made by a friend of my mother’s, many…

#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…