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Saturday Centus Week 85 – Picture prompt – in 50 words – “All I Want for Christmas”

18 Dec

 
 
“Oh, mummy, the Christmas tree is wonderful. It looks so delicious.”

Simone reached out to take a succulent morsel. The tree faded revealing a room bare of all but a few furnishings.

Simone’s mother held her tightly as she sobbed, “It’s okay. It was a dream.”

“But I’m so hungry.”

 

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Posted by on December 18, 2011 in 2. Saturday Centus

 

9 responses to “Saturday Centus Week 85 – Picture prompt – in 50 words – “All I Want for Christmas”

  1. anita

    December 19, 2011 at 03:20

    Your dream was much more sensitive than my snarky version…beautifully done.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 19, 2011 at 23:50

      Thanks for the comment.

      I wanted something to add a little touch of sadness. It made me think of children who face Christmas with little yet still hope.

       
  2. Karen S.

    December 19, 2011 at 09:33

    Oh please …please do take this lovely tree away! ha ha ha!!! … You have a great take on this yummy post!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 19, 2011 at 23:51

      Thanks for the comment.

      I think many would find smoething to nibble on such a tree.

       
  3. Viki

    December 19, 2011 at 13:49

    Such a sad centus but unfortunately, it’s a dream that too many people are probably having this holiday season.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 31, 2011 at 15:21

      Thanks for the comment.

      It is sad many find Christmas a reminder of those close they have lost or the loneliness one can feel when isolated in a time of fellowship. Even sadder can be the families who go without.

       
  4. rachael

    December 19, 2011 at 23:38

    hello i am rachael that christmas tree looks so good

     
    • Ross Mannell

      December 19, 2011 at 23:52

      Thanks for the comment, Rachael.

      The tree is very different as everything is edible. 🙂

       
  5. Jenny Matlock

    January 5, 2012 at 09:55

    Oh Ross.

    I felt such poignant emotions when I read this.

    And picked up different nuances each of the three times I went through it.

    The thing I really like about your writing style is that it really translates into a personal journey for each of us.

    Thank you.

    Sending warm wishes your way for 2012 filled with creativity and many joys!

     

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