Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Holiday Magick: 20 Holiday Stories with a twist


 

Holiday Magick: 20 Holiday Stories with a twist

People don't usually question holiday traditions or their origins, but maybe they should. Over centuries, explanations of how and why holidays exist may have been lost or changed.
Some holiday histories might only be known by a few individuals. Ancient magic spells could have influenced how we celebrate today. Fairies, zombies, or demons may have shaped our holidays.

Consider the following...

Why do people give red roses and cards on Valentine's Day?
Is there more to the story of Purim than is traditionally told?
Why do people wear green on St. Patrick's Day?
What happens to spirits that are captured during the Japanese Doll Festival?
Where does Santa get his helpers?
You may think you know the truth, but you can't be too sure.

Upcoming Holidays
Valentine’s Day
My Dearest Valentine, by Maria Martinez
Paper Hearts, by Jennifer Allis Provost
Purim
The Esther, by Meredith Morgenstern
Japanese Doll Festival
Doll Trouble, by Kimberley Long-Ewing
Las Fallas
Finding Fire, by Trisha J. Wooldridge
St. Patrick’s Day
Marked, by Keshia Swaim
Earth Day
The Keeper of the Trees, by L.M. Graham
Arbor Day
Planet Pattern Baldness, by Daniel A. Cohen
Sprite Start, by Dave Porteous
Memorial Day
Final Draft, by Kate Kaynak
Dragon Boat Festival
Autumn Moon, by DK Mok
Equinoxes
Equinox This!, By Candace Sams
Columbus Day
A Land Without Zombies, by Nicole Zoltack
Halloween
Masking Fear, by Daniel A. Cohen
Demons’ Day Off, by Rich Storrs
All Souls Day
All Souls Day, by Emma Michaels
Thanksgiving
Second Thanksgiving, by Kendra L. Saunders
Easy as Pie by Keshia Swaim
Christmas
Christmas with the Krampus, by Owen Dean
The Toy Makers, by Jessica Porteous


I'm so excited for my short story to be in this anthology! I can't wait for it to come out. Here's the GoodReads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16293236-holiday-magick

And here's another image. They commissioned an artist to make illustrations for each of the stories. Here's for mine:


And there's a FB page for it: https://www.facebook.com/HolidayMagick

One last thing: Holiday Magicks is available for preorder. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/holiday-magick-rich-storrs/1113805262?ean=9781937053499

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Can you tell I'm excited? LOL

3 comments:

LD Masterson said...

That looks like a great anthology. Congratulations.

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats for getting your short story into this anthology! :)

Jenn Soehnlin said...

Zombies and Columbus Day?! I'm super intrigued!

Congrats on getting this into the anthology! It sounds fascinating. :)