A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology
BOYFRIEND GOES HOME
by LAURA SUSAN JOHNSON
As a family scrambles to prepare Thanksgiving dinner, they discover that the greatest blessing of all is just being together and being alive.
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ABOUT BOUGHS OF EVERGREEN
Boughs of Evergreen is a two-volume collection of short stories celebrating the holiday season in all its diversity. Penned by authors from the UK, the USA, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, these are tales of the young and the not-so-young from many different walks of life.
Themes of family, friendship and romance take readers on a journey through some of the major holidays, both past and present, including Thanksgiving, Advent, St. Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, Yule, Christmas and New Year. In each we find at the very least hope, and often love, peace and happiness.
Proceeds from sales of this anthology will be donated to The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization [USA] providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
About the Author
Laura Susan Johnson has been writing since the age of eleven, cutting her teeth on stories of the family dogs and cats. She has written two novels: CRUSH and BRIGHT and three short stories, BURDENS, OUR HOUSE and COLD FOOT. All of these projects are now available here at Smashwords. CRUSH is also available in print at Beaten Track Publishing. She is currently working on another short story entitled OLD CARS and recently completed her second novel, BRIGHT. She lives in Idaho, Oregon, Arkansas and California. Inspired by gay couples she took care of in her career as a hospice nurse, Laura Susan began penning her novel CRUSH in August 2010. Laura Susan has applied much of her own life experience to her characters in CRUSH and BRIGHT. She is now working on her third novel, ARMOUR (Aug. 2016).