Tuesday 1 December 2020

Last Night at the Christmas Market

If Melissa had to listen to this choir sing Wonderful Christmastime once more, she was going to start jamming gingerbread into her own ears. 
    The bells started again. Melissa tensed, waiting for the choir to sing, but she already knew what it would be. What it always was. 
    She groaned. 'Don't they know any other songs?' Melissa eyed up the gingerbread sausage dogs in front of her, with their jaunty icing scarves. She could probably fit one of those in each ear.

This is just a quick post today to let you know that I have a brand new short story in the newest issue of PaperBound magazine! PaperBound is an online magazine for younger readers (and the young at heart) and I'm so excited that they've chosen to include Last Night at the Christmas Market in their very first winter issue!

Last Night at the Christmas Market is a short YA story about a girl called Melissa, who has lost some of her Christmas cheer selling gingerbread at a Christmas market, and Nick, the cute boy at a neighbouring hot chocolate stall who, during a minor disaster on the market's last night of the season, might help her get some of it back. Basically, it's a bitesize, gingerbread flavour, Christmas romcom!

I had so much fun writing Last Night at the Christmas Market and I'm thrilled it's been included in this issue of PaperBound, which you can download and read for free on their website, paperboundmag.com right now!

I hope you enjoy reading it even half as much as I enjoyed writing it.


  1. in the newest issue of PaperBound magazine?

    1. Hi, this is in the Winter 2020 issue with the above front cover, which was the newest one when I wrote this post, but there have been a few more since then!