We didn't get a chance to send out our Christmas cards this year, but we did at least get our drabbles written and shared. Here's mine. Here's hoping this holiday season has been kind to you and yours, and best wishes for a kinder, happier 2017.
EARLY RETIREMENT He wasn't scheduled for retirement until the end of the universe, but he was just so damn tired. The world was very different than when he'd started. Expectations had grown and grown and grown until he could no longer keep up with the demand placed upon him by his customers. When he first … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Early Retirement
SANTA DOESN'T SWEAT The manager sighed as he watched the bead of sweat drip off the old man’s nose. “Let’s get some air on him,” he hollered at the woman dressed as an elf. She scurried over to the fan and pointed it at the bearded man in the red suit. Santa doesn’t sweat. He … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Santa Doesn’t Sweat
JACK FROST'S GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT People only think of wintry weather when they hear my name, but year by year, I’ve been expanding my reach. I first had the thought back in the 1950s, but it took a decade or so to wrap my icy tendrils around the first few black hearts. The first Black Friday was … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Jack Frost’s Greatest Achievement
Every 5 to 11 years, Thanksgiving falls on my birthday. It's been a long stretch this time around, and I haven't celebrated a Thanksgiving birthday since 2002, when I was 19 turning 20. So, in the past 11 years, my life has changed drastically, and so, so much for the better. Since then, I've gotten … Continue reading On NaNoWriMo, Birthdays and Thankfulness
Here's a bit of #FridayFlash one day early for Halloween. To those of you partaking in the grand adventure that is NaNoWriMo, best of luck & see you on the other side! GUARDIAN The cat had wandered into her yard again. She had tried everything -- coffee grounds, citrus peels, cayenne pepper, even moth balls. … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Guardian
Figured I'd better start gearing up for NaNoWriMo, so here's a short (and quickly written) dose of Halloween fiction. Please enjoy, & don't forget to visit the rest of the #fridayflash community! A FAMILIAR GIFT When the man arrived at my doorstep, I barely glanced at him. “Can I help you?” I asked. I wanted … Continue reading [FridayFlash] A Familiar Gift