Blogfestivus is a creative writing challenge issued by that nefarious elf Blogdramedy. Twelve days of 144-word stories based on the popular “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. Day Six is “six geese a laying”.
Lixin had heard of Christmas, of course, but had never participated in it. Having only arrived three weeks ago as an intern through her university in China, she was curious to make her own observations of her first Holiday Party.
Christmas music blasted out of a desktop’s speakers, but no one seemed to notice it. Mostly everyone was crowded around the corner table, which held about a half-dozen liquor bottles. The younger guys were already cruising the buffet.
She asked her manager, Leslie, about the party’s traditions and their connection to Jesus.
“Oh, sweetie. No Jesus here – we can’t…” she said, exhaling heavily vodka’d breath and waving her red plastic cup. “It’s really just an excuse quit a few hours early and party!”
“But… couldn’t you do that anytime? Why attach it to something you don’t believe in?”
Leslie sighed and handed her a brownie.