December is a time when the importance of family is emphasized. Albeit most families may not be as picture perfect as depicted in movies or in adverts. That’s the beauty of writing — authors are able to show that beauty lies in the intricacies and flaws of family bonds.
In the past four months, we received a lot of stories about familial relationships — the destruction they can cause and also the strength they can provide when reunited. We have loved reading all the submissions and publishing our selection.
These stories and poems will offer some relaxing entertainment in these often-stressful festive weeks. And perhaps an insight into your own intricate and wonderfully flawed family knots.
We wish you all the best this holiday season, whether you are enjoying it with your family or simply just trying to survive through it all.
Cecile, Samir, Sofia & Vanessa