05 Jan

Twelve Drummers Drumming – the 12th day of Christmas

The twelfth and final in an unrelated series of stories, inspired by the 12 days of Christmas; Day 12: Twelve drummers drumming

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, twelve drummers drumming

Twelve by Hannah Lockhardt

 

Drumsticks, brushes and mallets are available in different weights and sizes. Hickory, Maple and Oak are the most common types of wood used for drumsticks.

A player will often choose whichever stick size feels most comfortable and suits their playing style. Sticks can also be wooden-tipped or have a nylon tip.

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04 Jan

Eleven pipers piping – the 11th day of Christmas

The penultimate, and eleventh in an unrelated series of stories, inspired by the 12 days of Christmas; Day 11: Eleven Pipers Piping

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, eleven pipers piping

 

My true love has always had pretty decent organisational skills, but even I was surprised just how quickly he’d managed to organise this one.

From a semi drunken conversation Read More

02 Jan

nine ladies dancing – the 9th day of christmas

The ninth in an unrelated series of stories, inspired by the 12 days of Christmas; Day 9: Nine Ladies Dancing

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, nine ladies dancing

 

It’s the new year. Like many people, I’d resolved to make changes.  My changes were fairly straight forward, spend less time worrying about work, and be more of a lover to my true love.

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01 Jan

eight maids a-milking – the eighth day of christmas

The eighth in an unrelated series of stories, inspired by the 12 days of Christmas; Day 8: Eight Maids A-Milking

On the eigth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, eight maids a-milking

We were out for our new year’s day walk

She held my hand as walked away from our house, down the road and over the bridge.  We were walking away from the built up area, and after 10 minutes Read More

31 Dec

seven swans a-swimming – the seventh day of christmas

It is my pleasure and honour to announce the first guest post on subsmissives, for the seventh day in the 12 days of Christmas, I present Seven Swans a-swimming by an anonymous author.

“Seven Swans a-Swimming”

 

Checking e-mails on a Monday morning could feel a little like Russian roulette after a relaxing weekend.

Fifty-four, how in only two days could Read More

29 Dec

five gold rings – the 5th day of Christmas

The fifth in an unrelated series of stories, inspired by the 12 days of Christmas; Day 5: Five gold rings

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, five gold rings.

It’s Christmas, the time I am allowed to revert back to my childhood and get all excited for the week. A time to eat, drink and open presents.

 

Todays present was in a pretty small box, Read More

28 Dec

Four colly birds – the 4th day of Christmas

The fourth in an unrelated series of stories, inspired by the 12 days of Christmas; Day 4: Four colly birds

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, four colly birds.

It’s Christmas, the time I am allowed to revert back to my childhood and get all excited for the week. A time to eat, drink and open presents.

 

My true love was out, she had some urgent matter to attend to, but true to form, she had left my present beneath the tree, Read More

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