And the Snow Fell

And the Snow Fell Elizabeth Horton-Newton It was cold. The snow fell for days and coated the world with frozen silence. We played in the snow and flakes clung to your beard, tantalizing, tempting drops inviting a kiss. The glare of the noonday sun on the snow blinded me to your faults. In the still evenings we would snuggle under piles of blankets, nursing cups of … Continue reading And the Snow Fell

Homelessness and the Holidays

Over half a million people in the United States are homeless; living on the streets, in cars, in shelters, on the couches or floors of friends or family, or in limited transitional housing. A quarter of these are children. Fifteen percent are “chronically homeless”; chronic homelessness is defined as “an individual who has a disability and has experienced homelessness for a year or longer, or … Continue reading Homelessness and the Holidays

Echoes of Winter: A Wintery YA Short Story Collection

Echoes of Winter: A Wintery YA Short Story Collection Assorted Authors Let me begin by saying I was given a copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review. I admit to being somewhat skeptical since it is categorized as a Young Adult book. What I imagined the stories would be like is a far cry from the wonderful surprises I found within … Continue reading Echoes of Winter: A Wintery YA Short Story Collection