Bryx, as per your request, a tale written for the library and posted after the holidays.
I admit I cheated a little, this was half finished in my sandbox for a really long time - but I really only got to completing it because of the secret Santa! I'd love to write more for this site in the near/medium future too, if that makes up for anything!
Cheers and have a grand new year!
EDIT: image credits - the second one is from user Matty Ring on Flickr, and the third one is from Ireul on #site19 (unless my memory fails me). First one is on imgur and is a free-for-all.