Sunday Photo Fiction – December 24th 2017

Merry Christmas!
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Toby looked out of the window.
It would appear many had got their wish for a White Christmas.
He wasn’t impressed actually.
Donning a woolly hat, gloves and wellies was not for him. He’d much rather sit here in his favourite chair by the fire.
He looked around.
He loved this room, it was cosy and warm, and full of family memories.
The tree was standing in the usual corner with the usual decorations. They’d tried it somewhere else a few years ago, but he’d managed to knock it over when he’d caught his foot in the fairy light wires so they put it back the following year.
There weren’t quite so many parcels this year. The children were all grown up and had places of their own, though they had promised to come and visit today, Christmas Day.

Toby stood up when the doorbell rang and stretched his weary bones.
Simon bustled in.
‘Hi Dad!’ he shouted hugging his father so fiercely he could hardly breathe.
‘Toby! You old rascal. Still here Old Man?’ he enthused as he scooped the cat up in his arms and held him aloft.

190 words.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – December 24th 2017

  1. James says:

    Got a bit of the white stuff on the ground already and we’re expecting more so whoever wants a white Christmas in my little corner of the world is going to get one. Hi is only supposed to be 27 degrees F today (-2.77 C) so it’s a chilly one. It was only 14 F (-10 C) earlier as I was sitting in my car waiting for the gym to open up. Can’t say it’s my favorite kind of weather, Ho, Ho, Ho.

  2. Susan says:

    Cats and Christmas. My youngest wants to eat the ribbons. Merry Christmas.

  3. ceayr says:

    Clever piece, nicely crafted.

  4. What a warm and wonderful tale. Loved the twist. Happy holidays 🙂

  5. Very clever, Pensitivity. I thought Toby was the dad, not the cat even though it was never said. Great ending twist. Season’s Greetings! 🙂 — Suzanne

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