And even if it is a little after Christmas, I know no one will mind because it’s a story from a well-known and favorite author of many of you — Claire Britain! 🥳 Yes, I know it’s been a long time since we’ve heard from her, so all the more reason to show her some love and let her know how much we appreciate her participation.
Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Holidays in general! It’s been a crazy couple of years, hasn’t it? So much heartache and isolation and sometimes actual trauma. And yet, as we’re only starting to come out of things, it’s hard to recall what we did for 2 years!
I mean, I know I was in a strange sort of hibernation, and at times it seemed endless. Still, it seems to have passed so quickly, and without any real memories to hold onto. I know we’ll never be the same after having lived through this pandemic….it’s almost surreal.
But enough of that. My thoughts are with anyone still going through hard times, including anyone experiencing horrible weather. (As I look outside my window to gentle sunshine and a truly lovely day, thank you Goddess!) In a sort of Christmas tradition, I just wanted to share my favorite rendition of a Christmas carol — Uncle Willy singing “O Holy Night”:
RIP, Uncle Willie! As they say in Hawaii, “Stay give me chicken skin!” 😆
And finally, I did finish my story for the year, yay! As always, find it on the Holiday Exchange page, or click here to be taken directly to the story: Ask and Ye Shall Receive. Thanks to Mil for proof-reading (and constant inspiration 😘).
My deepest thanks to everyone who participated this year. There were fewer submissions than usual, but every year I fear that there won’t be any, and yet am always joyfully surprised by wonderful people sharing their talents and their hearts. Bless you all, and everyone who encourages them! 🤗 💐 🎄
I’m sure most of you know that Mil, one of Global Village’s biggest brats, is an artist. But what you may not know is that she’s hoping to one day trade in her paint brush for an Apple pencil. Not that she doesn’t still love painting (which is fortunate, because she’s so good at it), but adding it to her repertoire just adds all kinds of exciting options!
Anyway, all of this is to say that she’s gifted us this year with a digital Xmas card, and it’s so appropriate for this red-cheeked season. Find the link on the Holiday Exchange page, or just click here: Mil’s Christmas Card.
And please do let her know how much you liked it. Goddess knows we want to encourage anyone doing kinky art! 😝
Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! We have another lovely gift under the tree, and I have to say that the author has come up with a creative submission for us.
Peach is a long-time village member and has also contributed many stories in the past. I’m sure most of you will be very familiar with her blog, Peach’s Corner. You can look for her story there, on the Holiday Exchange page, or just click here to be taken right to it: An Invitation.
And be sure to leave a comment, because the title of her story is definitely appropriate, and you’ll want to let her know how much we appreciate her participation! 😏
Hi all, I am pleased to announce that another long-time author has shared a story with us. Nicky started participating in the holiday exchange back in 2019, and she’s shared a story (and poetry) with us every year since then. Let’s hear it for all the returning authors! 👏 😃
You can find Nicky’s story listed on the Holiday Exchange page, or click here to be taken to the Archive of Our Own site: A Season to Remember. Remember to leave a comment while you’re there and let her know how much you loved her story!
Hope your holidays are merry, fellow kinksters! Mine is proving to be very busy so far. But I’m happy to announce another story submission, and this author has participated once before too, back in 2020.
As always, you can find her story on the Holiday Exchange page, or click here to be taken directly to the story: Red Bottom Brats. While you’re on her blog (Patti’s Stories), make sure to leave a comment so she knows how much we appreciate her participation. 👍🎄
It’s nice when past authors return to share their talents with us, and I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with the domestic discipline relationship between Kris and Libby. This is their third Christmas with us, and I’m very happy to see their loving relationship is as strong as ever.
Check out KM’s latest story on the Holiday Exchange page, or just click here to get right into the action: First One In Last One Off. And when you’re done reading, make sure to leave a comment for the author, and let KM know how much you enjoyed it. 👏🎄
I’d meant to post this earlier, as it was submitted to me before Thanksgiving. But it’s been a bit busy…guess that’s to be expected this time of year! 😉
It’s always nice to be introduced to a writer or blog I haven’t come across before, especially when they manage to combine two of my favorite genres — sci-fi/fantasy and kink! 🙌
This new author has managed to write two (rather lengthy) stories in time for Xmas. So check out Andie’s stories on the Holiday Exchange page, or click here to be taken directly to her blog, Swinging the lamp.
And be sure to leave a comment while you’re there, to make sure she knows how much you appreciate her gift! 🎄👍
And what a beautiful story it is! It arrived way back in early November, but I knew Americans wouldn’t want to hear about Xmas until Thanksgiving was through! 😝 (I have a couple more stories, by another early author, which I will post in a couple of days.)
Anyway, enjoy this lovely way to kick off the holiday season, and be sure to let the author know how much you enjoyed it!
Time to start thinking about the Annual Holiday Exchange, folks! It’s been another tough year for lots of us, though I know it’s nice that things have started opening up and people are getting to socialize again. 🥳
Many of you have told me how much you like participating in the holiday exchange, or getting to enjoy the gifts people have shared. It’s also one of the times I’m forced to produce new material! 😝
So dust off those computer keyboards, sketch pads, mics, or fountain pens! You can submit a story, drawing, puzzle, song….the list is endless. You can post it on your blog and send me the link, or (if you don’t have a place to post it), send the material to me and I will put it up on my blog. Make it PC compatible, please? I don’t have a Mac.
Looking forward to upwrapping all the gifts this year. 🎁 😃 So don’t procrastinate (too much), and start preparing something now! (And btw, it doesn’t have to be Xmas-themed. As long as we’re celebrating TTWD, I know it’ll fit right in. 🍑 )