November 25

Nov 25, 2015 is release day for my Christmas novella “Midwinter Night’s Dream”. Here’s my desktop of images that inspired me.

MICAH SPRINGFIELD

First, of course, is Micah Springfield, one of the MCs in the story. Micah is Hank’s brother from “Unwrapping Hank”. He’s a laid-back, hippy kind of guy with dreads. The images that inspired me for Micah are pictures of SAMUEL LARSON from Glee. (yes, before he cut his hair)

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LEO DAYSON

Micah’s love interest in “Midwinter Night’s Dream” is Leo Dayson, a senior theater major, gay activist, and general OCD hard ass. For visuals, I found the picture below of a young Chris Hemsworth. The young part is key, because in the photo below, he’s not the hugely muscled Thor version, but a thinner, more sensitive looking guy (but still intense).

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MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM:

As might be apparent from the title, the plot of the story is inspired by the Shakespeare play, Midsummer Night’s Dream. ┬áLeo is producing a version of Midsummer Night’s Dream (the play) and he’s going to be holding it in the Springfield family’s barn.

The story also mirrors the play a bit, with Micah crushing on Leo, a girl named Yasmine crushing on Micah, and Leo’s bff, Helen, crushing on Yasmine.

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(above: From the 1999 film version of “Midsummer Night’s Dream”)

Sloane and Grinch make up our story’s “Puck”.

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And a lot of the action is set, once again, on the Springfield family farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It’s a snowy Christmas in the story.

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I hope you enjoy this holiday romance. Merry Christmas!

Eli