"Every stupid, short-sighted, impulsive, spiteful, petty thing you do makes you weaker. Chaos and brutality and hatred are not strengths. They will kill you."
Christmas is fast approaching, and even countries suffer from seasonal materialism. Like Canada, who wants Fidel Castro's unfinished deathbed cigar and a better brother.
In the spirit of the holiday, I've turned the countries into cookies and let them loose upon each other. They mostly just bugged each other. So, the usual. Disclaimer: I'm really bad at decorating cookies.
Four Europeans sat together at a small, oval dining table with a plate of brownie alpine biscotti as the centerpiece. Four cups of seasonal happiness--technically, three mugs and one cup and saucer-- circled the treats. Theirs was a quiet meeting, except for Austria's occasional laughing. No one knew what she found so funny (mostly because no one was even [...]