Tuesday, 24 December 2013

#TantalizingTuesdays - The Miracle of Christmas

It's Christmas eve, and the excitement is running high in my house, so it seemed only fitting that I should bring you a little Christmas Miracle as today's tease.

Enjoy, and have a lovey Christmas :-)

Mark wasn't sure what woke him, but the faint lights that shone into the hallway brought him to instant wakefulness. Christmas fucking morning and he had intruders in the house. Well, the bastards would get a rude awakening.
Mark didn't celebrate Christmas, hadn't since the accident had robbed him off everyone he held dear, so there was nothing to steal from under his tree. He hadn't put one up in years. What was the point of it all?
Grabbing the baseball bat he kept by his bed he crept down the hallway and yanked the door open, ready to do some damage, but he froze instead.
It couldn't be. Christmas fairies didn't exist. There was no fucking magic, yet here, right in front of his eyes, a naked, beautiful woman danced around a tree in his living room—a tree that shouldn't be there.
She placed a glowing star on top, and then danced toward him, her laughter like Christmas music in his ear.  Feather light caresses touched his skin and melted away the frozen layers surrounding his heart.
She disappeared with a whisper of a kiss and a promise in the air.
"Time to live again, Mark. Merry Christmas."

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As ever, let me know what you thought of my teaser today.

D xx 


  1. Beautifully written tease full of future hope. Merry Christmas, Doris

  2. I hope she can melt the icy heart that he uses to see him through Christmas and bring through the warmth once more. Great teaser

  3. The frozen layers surrounding his heart... nine-hundred and ninety-nine times out of a thousand, that line would be too much. In this tease, though, you not only made it work but brought a tear to my eye with it. Doris, this was a wonderful Christmas gift. Thank you.

  4. What a beautiful Christmas fantasy! Very heart warming and romantic. After all, it is the season for happiness and love. Merry Christmas Dorothy.

  5. Doris, that was simply exquisite, just exquisite. Such hope and renewal....rebirth, almost. I found this very very touching. Thank you for such a wonderful message and vision for the New Year <3 xo