Stylist Magazine, based in the UK, asked me to write them a Christmas story. I had four days, and I was flying across the world on the day it was due. But of course I said yes. Because apparently I work well under pressure, and because it seemed like an opportunity not to be missed. I’m in great company, too. Authors Fay Weldon, Naomi Wood, Kate Griffin, Chibundu Onuzo and Jenny Colgan all contributed a story. And Stylist has a good track record with publishing short fiction: for their summer issue they had exclusive short stories by (wait for it) Lionel Shriver, Emma Donoghue, and Aimee Bender (among others)! I hope to get a copy of the print issue, but for now you can read it online here. I absolutely adore the illustration!