Hope everyone’s holidays were fun. I did well until I managed to destroy the files with all of my class notes and only part of them were in dropbox correctly. This will be the last round for Ghosts, Gangsters and Garland Thanks for all your kind words about it.
Zia broke ranks and then meandered closer to the snowman army.
“They did a good job on these,” she said, inspecting the closest one.
“Um, did that one just move?” Dolores pointed to one of the snowmen in the rear of the battalion.
“This is not the time to crack out your best Jack Torrance imitation,” Kane scolded, thinking on the moving topiary in King’s iconic book. A boy ghost was one thing; creepy moving snowmen would likely ruin the holiday.
“I’m being serious,” Dolores argued, and Kane wanted to protest.
The snowman settled it for her. It rolled forward as if on a cart. Its snowy features morphed into a vicious configuration.
“What the hell!” Zia made the sign of the horns, backpedaling fast.
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.
If you’d like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It’s been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It’s been a great supportive group!