BlogFestivus, Day Two: Seasons Change

Thanks for coming back to this year’s BlogFestivus writing challenge. Nine stories that are supposed to take inspiration from the nine reindeer on Santa’s sleigh. Today is Day Two – Dancer. Previous chapters: 1 2 The following evening, Holly and Nick were scribbling out Christmas cards when she noticed movement in the front yard. “Nick! It’s HER!”…

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Interlude

There are a couple of days here at The Aerie starting around noon on Christmas Day when nothing happens. And I mean nothing. After the gifts are open, we all settle in (the “all” this year, like last year, was The Beloved, her mom, Penny and me) for a few days of catching our breath,…

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Eleven

I was only stopping in for a second. The CVS was bustling with Christmas Eve “Eve” activity – folks stocking up on cards, wrapping paper and a couple of old ladies buying boxed wine that was probably a good deal in terms of ounces per dollar. Tinny carols were being played too loudly and the…

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Top Cats

Now, it’s probably no surprise to anyone that stops by here that we claim to be “dog people”. So, it was a nice change of pace the other day when we took a trip to San Diego’s Balboa Park to stop in and see some cats. You see, for a few months, the Mingei Museum…

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BlogFestivus, Day Twelve: Time Marches On

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”. Time Marches On He hoisted Jimmy, who was getting a little big for this, onto his shoulders so he could watch the parade. John didn’t…

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BlogFestivus, Day Eleven: On The Job

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”. On The Job “Hey, Joe – what’s been eating you?” asked his supervisor. “This plumbing for this high rise isn’t going to install itself, you…

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BlogFestivus, Day Ten: Tradition

Blogfestivus is a creative writing challenge issued by that clever elf Blogdramedy. Twelve days of 144-word stories based on the popular “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. Day Ten is “Ten Lords a Leaping”. Tradition They burst through the doors and into the massive hall. The Scourge of the North sat on his icy throne, surrounded by his…

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