De Profundis – Day 24 of the Cupán Fae 2019 Advent Calendar

A short story by Leyla Telli. Dublin city was bustling with harried shoppers dragging their last conquests home, presents to impress their loved ones on the big day tomorrow. Cars, monstrous buses and bicycles crawled through the crowded streets, fighting for space. The air was cold and wet, clouds drifted, lazy, across the sky. Big … Continue reading De Profundis – Day 24 of the Cupán Fae 2019 Advent Calendar

Christmas Mix-Up – Day 22 of the Cupán Fae 2019 Advent Calendar

A short story by Kat Dodd. It happened every year. Every year, kids would write their letters to Santa. Most would get to him. But every year some kids would misspell Santa and send the letters to Satan instead. And every year Santa and Satan would fight over who should get to give the presents … Continue reading Christmas Mix-Up – Day 22 of the Cupán Fae 2019 Advent Calendar

Operation Snowblind – Day 21 of the Cupán Fae 2019 Advent Calendar

A short story by Tommy Arrigan. Jasik Thacker was cold as cold could be. He’d been hiding among the snowy bushes for hours now, waiting patiently. He huddled, he stood, he stamped around his little hideout, trying to little avail to hold some warmth inside. There wasn’t much day left by now; the winter sun … Continue reading Operation Snowblind – Day 21 of the Cupán Fae 2019 Advent Calendar

Solstice Sacrifice, Day 19 of the Cupán Fae 2019 Advent Calendar

A short story by Kat Dodd. This was the first Solstice that the betrothed could spend together. In the previous years, Ren had been busy avoiding his duties and running around the countryside with his squire, while Cricket had been on the run, avoiding her uncle’s armies until she’d managed to reach sanctuary. As such, … Continue reading Solstice Sacrifice, Day 19 of the Cupán Fae 2019 Advent Calendar

The Jerry Davidson Show, Part 2 – Day 17 of the Cupán Fae 2019 Advent Calendar

A play in two parts, by Paul Carroll. Read part 1 here. [Lights up to Jerry on stage, dressed in his trademark clothing, and the stagehands walking across the stage with APPLAUD signs. Jerry stops them halfway across the stage to allow his applaud to continue a little longer. They rush away the first chance … Continue reading The Jerry Davidson Show, Part 2 – Day 17 of the Cupán Fae 2019 Advent Calendar

The Jerry Davidson Show, Part 1 – Day 16 of the Cupán Fae 2019 Advent Calendar

A play in two parts, by Paul Carroll. [Lights up to JERRY walking on-stage. Two stagehands cross the stage from opposite sides holding APPLAUD signs towards the audience. Jerry takes his seat beside two guest seats. He is dressed semi-formally, holding cue cards and a microphone. He lets the audience applaud for a while before … Continue reading The Jerry Davidson Show, Part 1 – Day 16 of the Cupán Fae 2019 Advent Calendar

Operation Finland- Day 14 of the Cupán Fae 2019 Advent Calendar

A short story by Tommy Arrigan. “Gentlemen, ladies, please. Order!” A general sort of settling-down ensued, although not without mumblings and grumblings from the assembled personages. Medals of honour twinkled and tinkled as well-fed buttocks shifted in search of comfort, straining the pants of uniforms that had once fit better. A morning of discomfort awaited. … Continue reading Operation Finland- Day 14 of the Cupán Fae 2019 Advent Calendar

Snow Day – Day 10 of Cupán Fae’s 2019 Advent Calendar

A short story by Paul Carroll Christmas was coming. The date was marked on the calendar, encircled with a red permanent marker. In the run-up to Christmas Eve, Jack Frost’s social life was busy, and involved his peers. A couple of weeks before Christmas, the Winter Folk held their Winter Ball, an event to which … Continue reading Snow Day – Day 10 of Cupán Fae’s 2019 Advent Calendar

The Professor Who Saved WinterTide – Day 8 of the Cupán Fae 2019 Advent Calendar

“…and the fallen bridge has cut us off completely, so we can’t get any special food for WinterTide and my little brother and sister won’t get their presents this year.” Robin read again, “Please help us, Professor! Everyone says how clever you are – you invented the telephone and those Hopper machines that carry the … Continue reading The Professor Who Saved WinterTide – Day 8 of the Cupán Fae 2019 Advent Calendar