“Mirror” © Digby Beaumont



Call me Master Of The Universe. It’s my pleasure to serve you. I can be so playful you’ll want to die in my arms. I may appear cold, honey, but I’m quite toasty. Think of steaming hot chocolate, that’s me. Think of stockings hung by the fire. Do not think of me coming down your chimney. There is a hierarchy even in Snowland. Freedom is a construct. Come spring, I will eventually melt. Even in Montana where I’ve spent many a jolly winter. Call me crazy. Call me crass. I’m the one holding the cards in Snowland, despite what Santa might say. I am one handsome dude. So… tra-la-la-la… tra-la-la-la.


Susan Tepper is the author of nine published books of fiction and poetry. Currently she’s in the pre-production stage of an off-Broadway play she wrote called The Crooked Heart.

Digby Beaumont is a self-taught artist whose work has appeared in a number of online journals. He is also a writer. For more: