Matches, my bittersweet, modern-day take on the Hans Christian Andersen classic tale, "The Little Match Girl" is FREE all this week (December 21 through December 25). Pick up a copy for yourself with my best wishes for the holiday season.
A poignant gay twist on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen classic, "The Little Match Girl"...
Christmas Eve should be a night filled with magic and love. But for Anderson, down on his luck and homeless in Chicago's frigid chill, it's a fight for survival. Whether he's sleeping on the el, or holed up in an abandoned car, all he really has are his memories to keep him warm: memories of a time when he loved a man named Welk and the world was perfect. When Anderson finds a book of discarded matches on the sidewalk, he pockets them. Later, trying to keep the cold at bay hunkered down in a church entryway, Anderson discovers the matches are the key to bringing his memories of Welk, happiness, and security to life. Within their flames, visions dance and perhaps a reunion with the man he loved most.