The next novella from Duck Prints Press, To Drive the Hundred Miles by Alec J. Marsh, is being released on December 21st, 2022. It tells the story of a young trans man, Will, returning home to Serendipity, Washington, for the holidays. Seeking an escape from his family, he visits the local coffee shop, and finds more than a great Americano…
“No one has come in in three hours,” she said. “And you’re right, I have better ways to spend my Christmas than working. Do you have any of that brandy left?”
I checked the inside pocket of my jacket, and the flask was still there. I handed it to her, and she added generous portions to both of the mugs, then handed me one. She took a seat in the other armchair and tucked her feet up under her.
“Well, Merry Christmas,” she said.
“Merry Christmas,” I agreed with less bitterness than I expected. This felt like the ideal Christmas, I realized. Sitting in a quiet coffee shop with Bea when no one wanted anything from either of us. She was who I wanted; she made my days feel special.
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