Disclaimer and trigger warning: In this novella the characters discuss very sensitive topics like depression, suicide. You will come across memories and mentions of rape and sexual violence (all off page), some explanations use graphic language. These themes might trigger some readers, so if these topics make uncomfortable you might want to stop reading.
This novel takes place after my novella; Timetraveler. For the better understanding of the characters and their backgrounds, it is advisable to read the original novella first. You can find it by clicking here.
This novella depicts some events of Talbott’s Christmas, a lonely teen in an unconventional relationship with a supernatural being calling himself Gary. The first novella – Believing is Seeing – is from Gary’s point of view, and Act II is told by Talbott. I recommend to those novellas first, then continue with this one.
This novella takes place after the events of my Vietnam war novella, Lights in the Distance. So if you want the full picture about the adventures of Tommie and Charlie, I recommend to click on the title-link and start with the war-novella.
In this novella you will find some references to historical events, you might not be familiar with. If this is the case, check out the Notes section where you will find short explanations/definitions.
This novella is a Christmas extra complementing my novella series, Cinderlight. You can check out the episodes published previously by clicking on the following links: Part Zero, A Fay, Family Visit and Revival.
This novella is the first piece of my novella series, called Cinderlight. The novellas published so far aren’t in chronological order, but if you want the full picture regarding the protagonists’ lives and adventures, you can read the previous parts here: Fay, Family Visit and Revival.
Disclaimer: This novella is the second exerpt from my novella circle called Cinderlight. You can find the fist part here and the third here. Since Tom and Alex like to share the episodes of their life in a nonlinear chronological order, they decided to show me an interlude now. The exerpts can be read as a stand-alone, but if you want the full picture of their lives I recommend to read the novellas in chronological order.
Disclaimer 1: Please note, that this is the 4th chapter of the novel, so if you did not read chapters 1-3, you can find them linked here.
Disclaimer 2: In this chapter I deliberately changed some events of Paris’ liberation by the Allied forces. So don’t be surprised if you find discrepancies between the real events of the war and this chapter.