This one didn’t come into my reader, so I’m almost a full week late!
‘Do you think he’ll see it?’
‘You’ve decorated the tree beautifully.’
‘It’s not the same though, Dad not being here. What time is it?’
‘Ten to midnight. Santa should be here in a minute.’
‘I would gladly exchange my presents for just one hug from Dad.’
‘I know what you mean. Time to set everything up.’
The laptop was positioned on the table and the two sat in front of it with the tree behind them.
The screen flickered, the singsong calling sign rang out through the house, and Skype worked its magic.
‘Merry Christmas Dad! Wish you were here!’