Wishing Season: Holiday Tales of Whimsy and Wonder

By Renee Carter Hall

With a blend of humor and heart, warmth and wonder, fantasy author Renee Carter Hall presents seven short stories for all ages, crafted in the spirit of the year's most magical season.

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Featured December 23, 2019



An Older World

Published Dec 10, 2019 · 1,974 words (8 minutes) · 6 likes · 709 views

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Submerged in grief, Jakob the toymaker spends every evening carving a life-sized horse for his late daughter. But when the horse begins to show signs of life, Jakob finds there may be a place in this world for him just yet. (Audio Available)

Renee Carter Hall’s work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Andromeda Spaceways, Daily Science Fiction, and many more.




Published Dec 11, 2018 · 402 words (2 minutes) · 672 views

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All young Sophie wants is a place to belong and be loved. It just may not be the place one would expect...

Featured December 25, 2018



The Gingerbread Reindeer

Published Dec 4, 2018 · 3,067 words (12 minutes) · 3 likes · 1066 views

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As Christmas draws to a close, enjoy a tale where Santa‘s reindeer moonlight as defenders of the universe, and a child‘s gingerbread cookie holds unexpected powers. West Virginia based author Renee Carter Hall has published numerous books and short stories, and specializes in fantasy and science fiction for adults who never quite grew up.

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The First Winter

Published Mar 9, 2018 · 812 words (3 minutes) · 825 views

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A mother bear tells her cubs a story of the first of their kind.

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