Christmas Recipe by A E Lister

Christmas has always been my favourite time of year.

It used to frustrate me so much that our family tree would only go up two weeks before Christmas, and the wrapped gifts only went under the tree a few days before Christmas morning!

There was nothing I enjoyed more than looking at the decorated tree in the evening with all the presents wrapped underneath it. Each of us four kids had a spot, as well as my parents, for our gifts to be placed. It was thrilling when the gift wrapping was going on and my mom would come out with her arms full and either myself or one of my brothers or my sister would distribute the gifts to their proper spots.

I honestly didn’t even care what was inside the parcels, although it was exciting to guess and ponder what each thing could be. Looking forward to Christmas morning was my favourite thing in the world.

Now my own two children are past the age of crazy pre-Christmas excitement but I still feel it sometimes. Not like I did when I was a child but it’s still there—a low hum of excitement and anticipation.

Perhaps this year more than most, I’m looking forward to the magic and beauty of Christmas.

This year has been hard for everyone, not least my two kids whose world changed so much in the blink of an eye. At least I know we will be together, the four of us, with our decorations and our good food and our hope for the future.

Ginger Sparklers

2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ginger

½ tsp. cloves

1 cup brown sugar (packed)

¾ cup margarine

¼ cup molasses

1 egg

Sugar, for rolling

Mix the dough. Roll into one inch balls and toss in white sugar. Place on a cookie sheet, leaving room for the cookies to spread, then flatten each cookie down. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.

Photo by Anuja Mary Tilj on Unsplash

If you like your free Christmas stories sex-heavy and kinky, The Little Drummer Boy is a story I wrote several years ago featuring the characters from my James Lucas Trilogy.

You can read or download it here: https://www.aelister.com/sample-the-goods

My current release (Nov. 2, NineStar Press) is called Stable Hand and is a very kinky cowboy story:

Blurb:

The Braided Crop Ranch is looking for stable hands.

But this is no ordinary horse ranch. The Braided Crop Ranch caters to men with a certain interest. An interest involving harnesses, tails and trainers.

Managed and expertly run by registered psychologist, Adam Marsland, the Ranch is a safe place for the expression of sex positive and kink positive needs and fantasies.

***

Jensen Moriarty is desperate for a job.

He can handle horses. In fact, he’s a pro at it.

Too bad the BCR doesn’t deal with real horses. But they do have “ponies”.

If Jensen can wrap his head around what the BCR actually stands for, he may have the opportunity to expand his resumé, and experience something completely unexpected in the process.

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