Merry Yule everyone. I’m running around baking all the things. Hope everyone’s holidays, whichever you celebrate, aren’t too stressful.
Here’s a little bit more of Ghosts, Gangsters and Garland
Dolores tapped a finger against her lips before asking, “And how did we choose this place?”
“Sarah gave us the suite as a gift,” Zia replied, bracing for blowback. To be fair, her wife never asked before this, so she hadn’t volunteered that their boss had supplied the holiday treat.
Dolores narrowed her eyes to slits. “So what’s the catch?”
“No catch.” Zia wrinkled her nose, not entirely sure that wasn’t the case. “But this was a gangster resort. I’m betting this has a ghost or twenty roaming the halls.”
Dolores dropped her head back on the couch pillow. “If some ghost slips into bed with me, you get punched, sweetie.”
“Punch Kane,” Zia volleyed back.
“Bite me.” Kane scowled.
“Later, babe.” Zia patted his shoulder. “We’re due a break, Dolores. Sarah wouldn’t drop us into a hot zone without telling us.”
Dolores shrugged. “Agreed, but I saw you looking up Wendigos.”
“I was just curious about the local baddies.”
“If I end up being crapped out of a ravenous giant cannibal, there’ll be another ghost following you around.” Kane snorted.
Zia ran her finger through his red hair. “I’ll prepare a little salt bomb for that eventuality.”
“Aw, can’t you let me curl into bed with you and Dolores first before you cross me over?”
“Oh sure, no problem,” Zia replied brightly.
Shaking out her short, walnut-hued hair, Dolores stuck up her middle finger.
“I think that’s the general idea, Dolores,” Zia replied, and Dolores giggled, breaking into a laughing jag until she was limp-limbed and red-faced.
Zia, Dolores and Kane all possess the magic to fight monsters but all they want now is a nice Christmas break. Partners in life and at work as monster-slayers for a group known as the Clipeum, they’ve been risking life and limb keeping humanity safe. They’ve won their hard-earned vacation their boss has set up for them: a week in a small hotel in upper Wisconsin. Their boss mentioned in passing it used to be a gangster retreat in the heyday of prohibition.
Married for some time, Zia and Dolores were surprised to have Kane in their life, first at work and now in their hearts. They’re looking forward to their first holiday today as a threesome and the ladies can’t wait to see their first pagan Yule celebration with Kane. All they want is some quiet relaxation. What they get is something entirely different.
Gangster ghosts, would-be witches, over-enthusiastic children, animated snowmen and a century old former gangster moll who has a little spark still in her add up to a not-so-restful Christmas. Zia, Dolores and Kane trade comfy clothing and relaxation for spellcasting and ghost wrangling. Still they might just be able to rescue themselves a Merry Yule from all the chaos.
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