Blogfestivus is a creative writing challenge issued by that brainy elf Blogdramedy. Twelve days of 144-word stories based on the popular “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. Day Eleven is “Eleven Pipers Piping”.
“Hey, Joe – what’s been eating you?” asked his supervisor. “This plumbing for this high rise isn’t going to install itself, you know. The whole team has to get it done!” He moved away to no doubt hassle the other guys.
Joe sat heavily against the pallet of pipes to be finished. What was he supposed to tell his boss? That everything was coming apart? That his fiancée was pregnant, even though they had abstained, waiting to get married? And that she might be loopy, because she swears she didn’t ever cheat on him? Or that her crazy, pregnant cousin is in town driving him nuts?
Maybe the only thing that made him feel better was last night’s dream. In it, he really felt like he and Maria ought to get in the car and just go back to where he grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.