Trifecta: Week 108 – Haibun – Season’s Greetings

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Haibun

Season’s Greetings

Walking alone in the woods, Jack came upon an elderly gentleman sitting on a stone.

“Are you ok?” Jack asked concerned.  It had just begun to snow.
“Oh yes, everything is just fine today.” The old man replied.
“Father, do you need a hand to get back to the village.”
“No, my home is just around the bend.”

Jack was perplexed.  He knew those woods very well and there were no houses; around the bend or anywhere else.

“Do you want me to accompany you?”
“No, I was just waiting for a friend.”
“But soon it will be dark and the snow is beginning to come down rather thick…”
“Now don’t you worry, my friend will take care of me.”

A great white stag walked majestically down the path going directly towards the two men.

“Father, are you ready for our voyage?” said the stag.
“Aye, been waiting for you!”

The old man touched Jack’s arm and he felt a wonderful warm glow travel throughout his body.

“Have a serene Yule-tide.”

Jack awoke in his bed, warm under his down quilt and smiled.
It was Christmas Eve morn and the snow lay high outside his window.

dark cold winter’s day
first snow of the new season
feasting begins

Word count:  208 ——————————————————————————————————————————–

On now to our one-word prompt. Remember, you’ve just short of five days to give us a 33-333 word response using the third definition of the following word:

FATHER
1a : a man who has begotten a child; also : sire
b capitalized (1) : god 1 (2) : the first person of the Trinity
2: forefather
3a : one related to another in a way suggesting that of father to child
b : an old man —used as a respectful form of address

Remember:

Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
The word itself needs to be included in your response.
You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
Only one entry per writer.
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