Angela Amman

Angela

Sweet Silver Bells, Part 7

– Posted in: Fiction, Playing with Words

Start at the very beginning... and continue with parts 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. "So, you like the sample?" Theo asked, and Poppy pushed back the feeling of wanting to ask again about who he was meeting for lunch. "I do," she said. "It's my favorite Christmas song." "I think I remember you mentioning that," he said. [...]

Sweet Silver Bells, Part 6

– Posted in: Fiction, Playing with Words

Start at the very beginning... and continue with parts 2, 3, 4, and 5. "We can chat about Poppy's issues all day, but I just got an email from Viola about the music, so we need to deal with that," Laurel said. "I'll listen to Theo's idea now," Poppy said. "But that means you need to deliver [...]

Sweet Silver Bells, Part 5

– Posted in: Fiction, Playing with Words

Start at the very beginning... and continue with parts 2, 3, and 4. "Well, he's not my boyfriend anymore, and we were in the middle of ending things last Christmas anyway," Helen said. Poppy opened her mouth to say something, anything, but her tongue was stuck on the back of her teeth. "I just wanted to [...]

Sweet Silver Bells, Part 4

– Posted in: Fiction, Playing with Words

Start at the very beginning... and continue with parts 2 and 3. Poppy lingered at the sweets-laden display cases at Original Cupcakes, before talking herself out of the red velvet — and the gingerbread spice — and leaving with a single, lemon cupcake for Dot's Jingle Jamboree gift. She peered through the window into the gleaming [...]

Sweet Silver Bells, Part 3

– Posted in: Fiction, Playing with Words

This story begins with parts 1 and 2. Christmas music jingled from someone's contraband speakers. Holiday-specific tunes were supposedly banned, but it all fell into a gray area when someone sent an email referring to the gift exchange as a Secret Santa instead of the Jingle Jamboree. Poppy tried to figure out if the music [...]

Stay connected with myCharge

– Posted in: challenges, giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of myCharge. All opinions and confessions about my attachment to my phone are my own. On days that go the way I planned, I only hit snooze once. Dragging my tired self from bed, I steal out of the house to the gym, settling my water bottle [...]

Sweet Silver Bells, Part 2

– Posted in: Fiction, Playing with Words

Part 1 of the story can be found here. Poppy glanced around to make sure no one was watching before licking the last bit of chocolate from her fingers. “I don’t suppose your nefarious plan to get me to participate involved getting Dot a day one gift, since I just found out about said participation [...]

Sweet Silver Bells

– Posted in: Fiction, Playing with Words

A tiny gold box welcomed her on Monday morning, tucked in the space between her computer monitor and keyboard. For less than a moment, Poppy’s stomach fluttered, a moment she sternly stifled as she reached for the glittered cardboard. Two pieces of dark chocolate rested on crimson tissue paper, and the block print announced it was [...]

This House Needs a Mouse – A review

– Posted in: Book Reviews

Bedtime stories have become a negotiation lately — and exciting, heart-expanding negotiation, but sometimes a challenge nonetheless. Abbey reads more and more on her own, and she likes to take over the story reading, but there are nights Dylan insists Ryan or I read. We often juggle picture books, chapters in current favorites — we're [...]

Small Press Tuesday

– Posted in: Writing & Blogging

Holiday shopping is in full swing, at least that's what I'm telling myself. A late Thanksgiving meant December 1 smacked me in the face after a relaxing weekend. No one needs to do the math to know Christmas is barreling toward us with a candy cane in each hand. Black Friday tempts with sales at [...]