I’m working on a Christmas story.
Where I live, in the northern hemisphere, we’re less than two weeks from the official start of summer, but I’m trying to write about Christmas.
Lately, it has been really nice outside, warm but not hot. The swallows and hummingbirds have returned and the rabbits and squirrels are very active. Many of the flowers are in full bloom. Out in the orchard, the flowers on the fruit trees have gone, but now you can see the apples, pears, and plums growing on the limbs.
Meanwhile, I’m sitting in this office trying to write a Christmas story.
My story is part of an anthology with seven other writers. The anthology is titled, Christmas in Time and my story is called, What will you do? Each story is set during a different time period. My story looks at the first Christmas through the eyes of Tovi, a shepherd out in the field on the night of Christ’s birth. Tovi believes in God, but life has beaten him down. So early on that very special day, he prays that God will help him understand why things have happened.
I’ll finish the story this by the end of the month, earlier if the weather turns cool.