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Assortment 8: Miracles & Families

A Taste of the Miraculous

Feeling weighed down by your daily routine? Too busy to notice how amazing the world can be? Assortment 8 might be the cure you need. Join our chocolatiers to experience the latest box of chocolate stories, designed to open your mind and lift your spirits.  

The theme of this box is “Miracles & Families.” Each story features something miraculous and ties the event to a family connection. 

How to Enjoy

If it’s your very first time opening a box, try saying “Alexa, enable My Box of Chocolates.” After that you can simply ask Alexa to “open My Box of Chocolates” whenever you have time to relax and enjoy a few bite-sized stories.

New and Notable

The stories in this box span across at least two candies. One story, told by the chocolatier Opal, will take you four candies to hear all the way to the end.

We’ve made some adjustments to streamline the flow between each part of the story. So bring your sweet tooth and binge on multiple candies at a time!

Featuring ….

We’re pleased to present the featured independent authors of the Miracles & Families assortment. See the bottom of this post for information on how to become a featured author in an upcoming assortment!

Featured Authors

Jemi Fraser

Chocolates 1 & 2 – Part 1 & 2 Apricot Nutmeg Bonbon
One of Archie’s customers refuses to wait on a miracle to nab the man of her dreams.

“Dylan might be a smart boy, but he never saw Janie as anything other than the little girl next door, who liked to skateboard.”

Jemi Fraser is an eclectic reader and writer. Her suspense story Until Release is in the Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime anthology. DANCING WITH DEMENTIA, a guide to recognizing and coping with the early stages of Dementia, will be available in the fall of 2019.

Kathleen Spalding

Chocolates 3 & 4 – Part 1 & 2 Taffy Pull Truffle
Two sisters who avoid each other, accidentally cross paths in Amber’s chocolate shop.

” To say the sisters have nothing in common would be an understatement.”

Kathleen Spalding always wanted to be a mermaid when she grew up; being born human in Arkansas stacked the odds against her.  After living in several states and two countries, she currently resides near the ocean in Florida. Although she can tell a tale, she has yet to grow one. Her short stories and poems appear in the first five False Key anthologies, various FWA publications and Tellables’ Box of Chocolates. To hear Kathy’s stories on Alexa, say “Alexa, open my box of chocolates and get assortment number five.” This opens the False Key Fantasy Box, Assortment 5.

Visit for free short stories, to discover the mysterious island of False Key, and to help toddlers and older children adjust to the birth of a new sibling. 

Iana Thomas

Chocolates  5-8 – Part 1 – 4 Forget Me Not Praline
Opal’s customer Kim works as a nurse caring for special patients, and she shares a touching and inexplicable tale of a miraculous family reconnection.

“She thought everyone had gone to bed, until she heard a door open, followed by the sound of shuffling footsteps and the squeaky wheel of a walker. “

Iana Thomas is the author of Shattering the Silence!, a personal account of abuse intended to encourage others to stand up and be heard. For Thomas, writing is a vehicle through which she chooses to travel life’s journey and share her experience with others.  She has written two plays, one of which is based off of her book. Thomas is a nurse and a native of Tampa, FL, where she currently resides. Instagram: @iana.allday

Brian Bohmueller

Chocolates 9 & 10 – Part 1 & 2 Duffer’s Delight
Brandon recalls a miraculous event he shared with his father.

“Having lost sight of his drive in the sun, we combed through the rough and the sand traps for his ball for what seemed like an hour. “

Brian Bohmueller is a mechnical engineer, science educator and grassroots activist in several n-verses. On this timelime specifically he writes SpecFic, poetry and ethical thought experiments at He also enjoys letterboxing, kayaking, and puzzles with extra meta. 

Courtney Hartmann Tisa

Chocolates 11 & 12 – Part 1 & 2 Multidimensional Bonbon
Amber has a strange encounter with a customer who’s searching for a loved one in a box of chocolates.

“We get a lot of tourists in our store.  …This was the first time we had someone looking for the lost and found. “

Courtney Hartmann Tisa is a freelance writer based in San Diego. When not writing marketing copy for her clients, she is writing about her travels and working on her first book of short stories. Connect with her on Instagram or Twitter at @mscourtneybeth.

Call for Submissions 

We’re looking for stories to include in upcoming chocolate assortments. See our Chocolate Box Stories page for more details and follow us on Instagram @Tellables!


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