Free Kindle Download ‘The Snow White Gift’!

Just to let everyone know that my illustrated Holiday Kindle-Short,

The Snow White Gift,

can be downloaded FREE TODAY, November 29th!

Copyright 2013 by DM Denton

Copyright 2013 by DM Denton

In Depression-weary times, a little girl’s wish for a special doll touches a stoic heart. Through sacrifice and pure intent, giving her what she wants for Christmas results in disappointment but eventually confirms that love and patience can work magic.









Thank you to Christine, Ina and Francina for their kind reviews of the story:


Whatever Diane Denton writes, she simply draws the reader all the way in and invites him/her to be right there in the midst of the story, and this delightful heartwarming short story, The Snow White Gift, is no exception. Diane’s writing is warm, gentle and beautifully descriptive. Her books are simply a delight to be with and are very difficult to put down; she leaves the reader wanting more and more.
Christine Moran, journeyintopoetry

In this lovely Christmas story, all revolves around giving and the true value of kindness. Diane’s writing, with every detail vivid and adding to the surprising plot, is always a joy to read.
Ina Schroders-Zeeders, inaweblogisback

The Snow White Gift by Diane Denton is a compelling, moving , touching and beautiful fictional short story set around Christmas in Depression-weary times. Personally I think this is a story everyone should read for its all about the art of giving.  Unconditional giving, from the heart without asking anything back in return. Willing to set our own wishes aside to be able to give to another person.  I can highly recommend this wondrous and excellent written story to you! I read all the pages in one breath.
Francina Hartstra, Seasonspoetry



I hope you will accept this little gift from

All Things That Matter Press and myself

and enjoy!

Check out other All Things That Matter Press Kindle Shorts available FREE TODAY!

And if you come to this post after November 29th, The Snow White Gift and all

All Things That Matter Press Kindle-Shorts are only $.99!

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Reminder: if you don’t have a Kindle device, you can download to your computer, smartphone or tablet. Get the FREE Kindle app .

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Repost: Thanks Given

Copyright 2012 by Diane’s Mom, June

Snapdragons still bloom

wintery chills loom

pumpkins for taking

pies in the making

sunshine falls brightly

forgotten nightly

shadows stretch designs

all nature resigns

arresting in growth

a mutual oath

leaves fallen in faith

barrenness awaits

beyond the ending

hope is transcending.

Thanks are now given

 for earth and heaven.

Note: The painting was done by my mom, June, on a  ceramic tile and is part of our autumn decorations.

Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends and Blessings to all!

And as a special thank you, my new holiday short story,

 The Snow White Gift

is available on Kindle for FREE download

this Friday, November 29th!

©Artwork and writing, unless otherwise indicated, are the property of Diane M Denton. Please request permission to reproduce or post elsewhere with a link back to bardessdmdenton. Thank you.

Contemplation on Saint Cecilia – Feast Day: November 22nd

The martyred Saint Cecilia (2nd Century) is the patron saint of music, musicians, and poetry.

I am reposting my prose-poem below in honor of Saint Cecilia’s Feast Day, which is today, November 22nd.  I won’t share any gruesome story about her death and matrydom, just that as she was dying she sang to God. It is also written that as the musicians played at her wedding she “sang in her heart to the Lord” … and that she listened to the voices of angels.

I give thanks for all the arts, including music and poetry.

If music was a light, it would sound brighter in the dark. Like the glow around the moon, it would fade to illuminate the stars.

If music was composed of rays, it would lift the mist from the world, until its brilliance played across the skies not silenced by the clouds.

If music was a mirror, it would reflect each soul that listened.

If music was eternity, it would be heard beyond all breathing, accompanied by the heartstrings of the angels, never to be broken.

If music was silence, it would be for our ears to hear nothing but its calling us to paradise.

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

If you wish to read more about Saint Cecilia please check out her listing on Wikipedia.


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The Snow White Gift

ATTMP Holiday Short ImageWe had the first snowfall last night, so how appropriate that the illustrated story I wrote for All Things That Matter Press’ Holiday Kindle Shorts became available on amazon.com today for $.99 (£0.77 at amazon.uk)!

The Snow White Gift is based on a real story from my mom’s youth.





In Depression-weary times, a little girl’s wish for a special doll touches a stoic heart. Through sacrifice and pure intent, giving her what she wants results in disappointment but eventually confirms that love and patience can work magic.

Copyright 2013 by DM Denton

Copyright 2013 by DM Denton

By the way, you can read this story without a Kindle device. Just download the FREE Kindle app to your computer, smartphone or tablet.

 

Although this story was specifically written for the upcoming holidays, it is relevant at any time:
For it is in giving that we receive. ―    St. Francis of Assisi



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Stolen Fruit

Illustration down on stool top.  Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

Illustration on a Wooden Stool Top.
Copyright 2013 by DM Denton

Will the fruit

be wasted?

Fully ripened,

hanging heavy,

unpicked;

 

but not unchosen.

 

Blackbird, blackbird

bowing to temptation;

tasting before

the deer,

sudden snows or decomposition

steal it from sight.



donatellasmallest©Artwork and writing, unless otherwise indicated, are the property of Diane M Denton. Please request permission to reproduce or post elsewhere with a link back to bardessdmdenton. Thank you.