Resolutions for an Arbitrary Holiday

Happy New Year

It’s finally here, the last day of 2021. I can’t say I’m gonna miss it but who knows if next year will be any better? I’m not even gonna be cautiously optimistic; I’m just gonna go with the flow. But my year will at least end on a high note: our Malaysia BFFs are visiting today and we’re going to eat and drink and catch up on the last two years. I really look forward to it.

But if they weren’t visiting, I’d be equally happy to spend the day on the couch with a good book, an even better playlist, and a bottle of bubbly. Because bubbly is mandatory on New Year’s, right? And if this sounds like your idea of fun, too, I have just the book for you:

Two strangers, a twisted ankle, an ancient stone ship, and a New Year’s Eve they’ll never forget

Petter sneaks out of the New Year’s party he didn’t want to go to and treks to an old burial site he’s dying to see. Alone. Without telling anyone on a freezing December night. Without cell service…a huge problem when he twists his ankle.

Someone passes by Isak’s house on the path leading to the stone ship. When the person never returns, Isak worries and sets off to investigate. What he finds is Petter, a pack of sparklers, and an instant connection.

Under a starry sky, they learn they have a lot in common. Will the attraction burn hot and fizzle out like the fireworks going off over their heads when they return to the real world? Or will it deepen, grow, and turn into something real? Something everlasting like the stone ship?

Resolutions for an Arbitrary Holiday is 50% off in the Smashwords End of Year Sale, so it’s cheap, too!


My New Year’s resolution is to not start smoking in 2022 either…just like Isak in the book 🙂

Before I go, I’ll leave you with the beginnings of a playlist; a song that’s mandatory to listen to as a Swedish person on New Year’s Eve. 😆

4 thoughts on “Happy New Year”

      1. I loved this book 🙂 I’ve never seen the video of this song! I was lucky enough to spend a long weekend in Stockholm when I was 16 and an exchange student in Finland for the summer. This was 1979 and Voulez-Vous was one of the biggest albums on the planet – and I brought it home with me 🙂 I’ve loved ABBA since the beginning ❤ Happy New Year! Let's hope 2022 is a step up from the last two years.

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