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Coming Together Under the Mistletoe!
Just recently Coming Together has launched Coming Together Under The Mistletoe. All proceeds go to Project Linus, who aim to bring comfort to many sick, traumatised and disadvantaged children through handmade comfort blankets. What a perfectly adorable way to show love this holiday season.
>Here is an excerpt from editor Delilah Night‘s story in the Anthology. The story is called ‘Kid Comet’.
I took notes on a tablet as Jillian’s staff ran me through the buildings we were scheduled to visit throughout the region and where I should land the sleigh. I fiddled with my stylus, sneaking glances at Jillian, who sat opposite me. I hoped no one noticed my nipples pointing directly at the object of my desire.
The afternoon was spent on regional geography. Meteorologists walked me through typical weather patterns and the biggest outliers. My notes grew frantic, my handwriting deteriorating.
I can’t do this.
Memorize every building in the territory, every flight pattern through it, the name of every elf in it? Plan a path through the region? Pull the sled? Put up with being called Kid Comet? That I could do.
Make decisions in the air where the entire team and Santa would defer to me? The room was going in and out of focus. My pulse thundered in my ears.
“Sorry all,” Jillian interrupted the meeting. Her voice sounded far away. “I’ve got an urgent incoming call for Comet. Clear the room!” A second later, paper pushed against my lips. “Claudia, breathe into this! You’re going to be okay. Breathe in. Hold it. Now out.”
She breathed in and out with me until I was no longer gasping for air.
“Tell me what happened.”
I shook my head. “All I’ve ever wanted was to join the team, but I can’t do this. Not with less than a month to prepare. I can’t!”
“Yes, you can,” she took my face between her hands. Her eyes glowed with intensity.
“What if I make the wrong call?” I whispered.
“Then you’ll figure it out. The team will help you. You’ll be yoked next to Blitzen in part because this is his home territory. He’s abrasive, he can be a jerk, but he won’t let you fail. No one else will, either. The nine of you are a team, Claudia. They’ll trust you, they’ll let you take charge, but they won’t let you send them into the ocean or approach a snowstorm the wrong way. I promise.”
Jillian stood, and returned with cold water. I gulped it gladly.
“I’m canceling the rest of the day. Rest, then we’ll go to the show.”
I nodded. I retreated to my bedroom, where I buried my face in my hands in shame.
What kind of reindeer has panic attacks?
“She won’t let me fail,” I whispered to the room over and over.
You can pick up a copy of this festive collection at these major retailers. Do your bit for charity, it is the season of giving after all.
And now for something…
Coming Together is an amazing charity that makes money for good causes by selling erotica books for good causes.
Absolutely all profits go to the chosen charities.
There is a huge back catalogue of books and I’m very proud to have been part of the very first anthology, Coming Together Volume 1