The Christmas Gift – Friday Fictioneers – December 18, 2014

PHOTO PROMPT - Copyright = Douglas M. MacIlroy

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

The Christmas Gift

Genre: Haibun

Mary-Anne had stolen David Wayne from Cathy-Anne. The blonde haired beauty sat by him in the lunch room at Elm Street Elementary School his Christmas present in her hand.  She opened the wrapped box, let out a yell and dropped the object on the table as she ran away in tears.

Cathy-Anne had watched the scene from the next table.  She picked up the box and then  exclaimed: “Oh this is so beautiful!”

“She’s really a silly kitty isn’t she?” said David Wayne, “Let’s go play ‘Magic’!”


Christmas present
wrapped in bright red paper
spider and cockroach

© G.s.k. ‘14

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16 thoughts on “The Christmas Gift – Friday Fictioneers – December 18, 2014

  1. Dear Georgia,

    I can’t yet you go without telling you that it’s ‘let’ you want somewhere in the middle of your story. Loved the names and the nicely wrapped Christmas poem at the end of the tale. Well done.




    • Thanks Doug dearest!

      Yet me tell you that Rochelle also kindly pointed out that nasty typo, and I’m glad that you did … my editor tells me a lot of things but if a word is correctly spelled it ignores the thing. Glad you enjoyed the rest of the haibun.



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  2. Oh, Cathy-Anne has MUCH potential! LOL — served her right, that nasty, thieving Mary-Anne! 😉

    And I agree with KT — the symbolism is GREAT 😀


  3. I can see Mary-Anne’s face! Ha! Ha! Well done. I’m the girl that would have loved the spider – in fact my husband calls me Spider Girl because I go to great extents to save them. Alicia


    • Very happy to meet a friend of Cathy-Anne … I know several ladies who try to save spiders, yet keep their house web free .. thanks Alicia for passing by. Georgia.


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