Blogfestivus is a creative writing challenge issued by that sentimental elf Blogdramedy. Twelve days of 144-word stories based on the popular “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. Day Twelve is “Twelve Drummers Drumming”.
He hoisted Jimmy, who was getting a little big for this, onto his shoulders so he could watch the parade. John didn’t mind indulging him for this New Year’s Day parade. His brother Glenn was marching high school All-Star band and he really wanted to see him.
John reflected on his two sons. The older one almost graduated, moving onto university three states away, already seeming to be gone – grown up and a still kid simultaneously.
And Jimmy, old enough to now be playing along with the idea of Santa than the previous years of full buy-in – growing up in his own ways. He waved to his brother with a huge grin as they marched by.
“Is that it, Dad?” Jimmy asked later as the crowd began dispersing. “Is Christmastime over?”
“Well, bud, yes,” he answered. “For now. But it’ll be back next year.”
Just a note of thanks for all the other BlogFestivus contributors and folks that stopped by here and played along! If you haven’t checked out the others, go see some other great takes on the song!
Fix it or Deal
Shouts from the Abyss
A Few Clowns Short
The Original Bean
Words That Rhyme with Purple
A Daft Scots Lass
Suzanne Forte PR
Trail Blazer 1
Lenore Diane’s Thoughts Exactly
Diary of a Mad Gay Man