Time for Elves’ Christmas

Our first White Christmas togther!

This year we helped get thousands of Amazon packages out the door and under Christmas trees around the world.

It took a lot of hours. We worked so much that our focus has been narrowed to eating, sleeping and work since Black Friday.

Early Christmas Eve morning the last packages we helped pack were boxed and sent down the conveyor belt and we walked out to find the first snowfall of the year waiting for us.

The sun was just cresting the horizon to find the city waiting like an eager bride bedecked in shimmering white. The rays moved across the blue shadows setting everything alight in fragments of starry fire. It was lovely and brilliant.

Now that the holiday is here, we will be moving away from overtime rush and into our dream schedule: three nights at a job we love and four nights off to do other stuff we love (write).

For the moment, we are enjoying this restful holiday with gratitude and making our goals for 2018. We hope that all of you are also experiencing a beautiful holiday, whatever and however you celebrate.

How Santa’s Elves celebrate… feet up in front of the fire and some Bailey’s in coffee.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work has been published in several print and online publications, including the “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and the “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. She has nearly 20 books of speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award.
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