In almost all traditions, winter has been a time to huddle around the fire and be thankful for those the fire is shared with. The holidays grew out of a need to celebrate that time, from Christmas to Chanukah to Solstice.
The longest night of the year has always held some special mystery, and we're proud to present you with several stories of how those mysteries bear fruit.
The full list of authors includes William Holden, Angela Sparrow, and Dahlia Bloom.
Patrick receives a mysterious invitation to dine at the most exclusive restaurant for men. His server, Gio, encourages him to "Savor" the experience.
Lost in the woods, Lucas suffers injuries from a mistaken identity. Mark is all too happy to help the angel, though perhaps the lone shifter might have found something special on "Winter Solstice".
Hevik decides to "Welcome Winter" on a foreign planet when he feels nostalgic for lost family. "Finding a Snow Queen" introduces him to some new experiences - and a new lover.
Kayden prepares for the yule celebration halfheartedly, missing his lover, Colby, who's been a "Long Time Gone". The village bands together to encourage him, setting them all off on the "Mistletoe Hunt".
A mysterious stranger saves Heath, turning what would have been his last New Year's into the beginning of a strange tale. Every time Finn walks into Heath's life...it's going to be an interesting "New Year".