Today’s post is part of Dr. Crystal Grimes’ holiday blogging party. To learn how you can participate in this event on your own blog, click here. A couple of weeks ago, I shared some information about author/blogger Alice Massa. Now, here’s one of her delightful holiday stories.
The Christmas Poet:
A Wreatha Natale Holiday Story, #2
(Dedicated to former postmasters–not poets–Retha Mueller, Marge Natale, and Mary A. Massa)
by Alice Jane-Marie Massa
Spanning ten city blocks and maintaining its status as the third largest rail terminal in the United States, Chicago’s Union Station was a whirlwind of noise and activity on December 17. Sitting quietly in the midst of the hubbub were retired teacher Wreatha Natale and her guide dog Wiggles. Douglas Fir–the man, not the tree–was kind to have taken the time to accompany her to this waiting area. “One half hour, and we will be back on the train,” she whispered to her Black Lab/Golden Retriever. Wiggles seemed eager for the short train ride home to Milwaukee.
Want to know what happens next? Read the rest here, and find out how you can purchase a copy of Alice’s book, which contains more equally wonderful Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year stories, poems, and essays.
By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.
New! The Red Dress
Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books
When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.
Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.