I am ever grateful to you who have given of your valuable time this year to lend the gift of your presence, and to share a moment or two with me here by the fire. As a token of my heartfelt appreciation I have posted two new stories on the Fiction page today. They are intended as gifts to you, and I hope if time and desire present themselves in equal measure, that you enjoy them. I further hope that if the confluence of such proclivities do not naturally arise within you, that you feel absolutely free to leave the physical gifts untouched even as you receive the sentiment in its purest form, unadulterated by all of my words, which is what really matters.
Thank you, and best wishes for the coming year!