Posts Tagged ‘december’


Posted by melissa kandel on December 29, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, Fiction | No Comments

Annalee was her name. I say was because she’s no longer with us but you should know she was my Aunt Annalee and she was forever saying strange things to me like, “You’ll never understand what’s sitting inside or outside the ocean, so the best you can do is try.” “Yes, Aunt Annalee,” I’d reply, […]

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Christmas Eve In Newport Beach

Posted by melissa kandel on December 25, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge | No Comments

I know tonight is all about eggnog and family and playing ’90s board games and walking in snow reflected by the dancing colors of twinkly lights, so instead of a long story to read I leave you with this one photo I took at The Wedge earlier today. It reminds me of a quote someone […]

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Moonlight Serenade

Posted by melissa kandel on December 19, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, creativity, Fiction | No Comments

There was no way around it: Luna had lost the moon. The revelation was quick but biting and it happened last night around dusk. She had been sitting with her cat, Marama, on the hill overlooking a town fading to pale, evening blue and there assumed her usual moon-watching position: Luna tucked her legs behind […]

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Revelation Underground

Posted by melissa kandel on December 13, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, creativity, Fiction | No Comments

Making its way toward 59th Street, the subway was but a metal serpent slinking beneath Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Moments before, the doors of the 1 Train had slid open and four or five sleepy passengers emerged, settling with their foil-wrapped deli lunches onto blue plastic seats. It was the dance of the morning commuter […]

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5 Unexpected Holiday Tunes for a Sunday

Posted by melissa kandel on December 12, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, music | No Comments

On this quiet, little Sunday night, I’m all about a nice glass of red wine and some sweeeet holiday music. If your current mood is also set to next stop: Christmas on the tra-la-la train, here are five unexpected versions of traditional Xmas tunes that’ll totally take you there:

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Underrated Christmas Movies: Five Films To Watch Today

Classic Christmas flicks are like the gingerbread cookies of Yuletide cinema: comforting, dependable and a safe bet to please. But you know what else is comforting, dependable and a safe bet to please? An open bar holiday party at your office. And nobody thinks that’s a good idea three hours deep into the festivities when the IT guy […]

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A Winter’s Mistake

Posted by melissa kandel on December 8, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, Fiction | No Comments

Here is the first thing Minerva Griffin thought when she stepped on the train at Koblenz Central Railway Station: This is a mistake.

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Pasta with Basil & Chives in Jalapeño Red Wine Reduction Sauce

Posted by melissa kandel on December 7, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, drink, food, wine | No Comments

My Winter Flu Soup was such an unexpected hit, I figured it’s only right to keep the food trend going with a hearty pasta dish. Make no holiday mistake about it, this is a wintry meal and it’s made to be enjoyed in your coziest wool socks and old, soft sweatshirt as you twirl the delicate strands […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on December 26, 2014 in Photography | No Comments

For more photos, visit Little Word Studio on Instagram. And check back this weekend, a new story is coming your way …

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Posted by melissa kandel on December 23, 2014 in Fiction | No Comments

“The rhythm of good music casually beats to the steady sound of our souls.” -Salamandre, Brixie Boundaries for Social Interaction Volume VIX “There you are Salaslav!” Louisa exclaimed and it was the prettiest word he’d ever heard. He’d change his name to hear it again. And then change it to hear a third time. “Oh good, […]

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