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Title: Two Ruined Christmas Eves
Author: Chris McHart
Release Date: November 30th 2015
Genre: Holiday, mm romance, short story
It’s Christmas Eve, and folk music star Jonas is on his way to the most important gig of his career, the Volksmusik Stadl. Well, he would be if heavy snowfall hadn’t stopped him on the highway.
Fritz has to accompany his grandparents to the biggest folk music event in southern Germany, the worst punishment for a metal fan, especially on Christmas Eve.
When these two men meet at the concert after-party, sparks fly. Will this Christmas Eve be something special after all?
How was this story inspired?
Quite a few people might ask how I was inspired to write a story about a folk music star and a metal fan. Actually, I never planned on writing their story, like I do with other stories. The idea just popped in my head when some of us met at the Euro Pride Con in Munich, Germany, in 2015
We discussed German settings, and ideas how we could include this country in stories. From that things got a little silly, and we talked about including folk music into a story. At this time, it was just for fun and laughs, joking around how funny it’d be. But on the way back home, after an awesome weekend with even more awesome people, an idea came to my mind. How about mixing up folk music with my favorite music –rock-? How about forcing a Rock fan to suffer through entire folk music evening, but maybe with an enjoyable ending?
That’s how the idea was born. So, it all goes back to a funny idea and even more laughter. Sometimes that’s the best way to create a new story.
Lights flashed at the stage, and a man in a dark suit stepped under the spot they created.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, we’ll go on air in 60 seconds. Before I wish you all a great evening here at the Volksmusik Stadl, I have an announcement. Jonas Goldbaum couldn’t make it. He is presumably stuck in traffic, but we haven’t been able to reach him. Please excuse that he won’t be singing today.”
The man nodded to the camera. “And we’ll go live in three… two… one… Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen, and welcome to this very special Christmas edition of the most famous folk music event in German TV. I’m so happy to welcome you all, and of course, you at home on the TV, to this show. I hope you all have a wonderful evening with our stars. I wish you all a Merry Christmas!”
The curtain opened, and the first tones sounded. A female singer raised her voice over the guitar.
“I’m standing outside, watching you go, My heart bleeds, my soul is lost, without you…” Why didn’t anyone have mercy on him? Fritz clenched his teeth and tried— unsuccessfully— to tune her out. Ignoring the high notes was impossible. This was going to be a long evening. It was even more awful than he’d anticipated. It was horrible. All these smiling faces, the happy or heartbreak songs, the cameras flashing over the crowd, and he in the middle of it wishing desperately he wasn’t there.
Fritz took another sip, imagining it was a beer or something stronger.
Two and a fucking half hours later, the moderator finally told them they were done. Finally! Okay, he wished them all a great evening, and how much fun he had, and yada yada yada, but Fritz tuned him out as well, after he’d heard it was over. Now he just had to make it through the after-show party. This was the worst Christmas Eve ever.
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I’m a writer of M/M romance and M/M erotic romance from Germany.
I’ve always had stories in my head, but a while ago I allowed them to get out and on paper. Looks like it has been a good decision, although the more stories I write, the more I have in my head. Maybe I’ll have all of them out someday, and there’ll be nothing more to write, but for the next years, I don’t see that coming.
When I’m not writing, I spend time with my family (I have the best husband EVER) and try to keep all my animals happy. I also enjoy gardening and cooking, although I’m still looking for someone to clean up afterwards. And, of course, I love reading, whenever I have a quiet moment.
Writing and reading is my break from everyday stress and I hope you join me!
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