Friday 12 December 2008

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 55 The First Mince Pie

The first mince pie

His first mince pie of the year.

Make a wish, it's the custom

He didn’t look forward to Christmas.
He’d been alone so long, his family all miles away in Australia.

He was old now, he didn’t have much time left.

What was the point?

Christmas Day arrived

And so did his family.

Surprise, surprise.

Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.

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MarmiteToasty said...

:) good one........ but how come the old man is chinese and his family aint? aye aye?


Flowerpot said...

yes I wondered that too! But a lovely story, thanks Ak.

buffalodick said...

The only thing I look forward to at Christmas is my son coming home...

RiverPoet said...

I love it! Great use of your 55...Peace - D

Gledwood said...

people singing in posh voices. please! Sorry but that that's the worst thing about Xmas!!

Pam said...

awwww :) great 55, ake. i get to see the rest of my family @ christmas. going to vegas to see my son & parents. girls will be w their dad, so we'll be celebrating our christmas next sat on the 20th. i have no flash fiction this wk, just an old poem lol

Catch said...

good story Akela...but what is mince pie???? I have never eaten it. Is it like raisin pie??? I hate raisin pie! lol

Linda said...

Yay! A happy ending! I love a happy ending!

San said...

Akelamalu, a good-cheer-packed 55. Thank you!

You have an award over at my place. If you already have it, please choose any of them.

San said...

P.S. Love your Christmas playlist!

Akelamalu said...

He adopted his son Marmie! ((wink)) I couldn't find another photo of a man that looked like he was making a wish! LOL

Glad you liked it Flowerpot x

Well at least you have something to look forward to Buff :)

I'm pleased you liked it Riverpoet x

Sorry Gleds? I'm presuming the Vienna boys choir was playing when you opened my blog? You could have changed the music on the playlist if you'd wanted to.

Oh you have two Christmas celebrations - enjoy them both Ciara! :)

Mince pies contain sweet mincemeat which consists of apple, dried fruits such as raisins and sultanas, spices and either suet or vegetable shortening Catch.

So do I Linda! :)

Oooh thank you San I'll be over shortly. Glad you liked the story and the music.

Daryl said...

Not only does your writing always make me want more but I love your 'style'


Rastaman said...

I like it! I love mince pie too. Now Ima very hungry.

Smalltown RN said...

I love you Christmas the old Christmas I write this it is snowing like crazy outside....eldest daughter and I just got back from a little walk....sorry I haven't been around but if you check out my post for tomorrow you will understand why....

Hope life is treating you well....hugs...

Casdok said...

I havent had a mince pie yet but i will remember to make that wish!

cheshire wife said...

What a lovely story!

Akelamalu said...

Why thank you Daryl. xx

Mince pies are very moreish aren't they Rastaman? :)

I missed you RN but you're back now. :)

Oh yes do Casdok. :)

Thankyou Cheshire Wife, I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

Cloudia said...

This was much more than a literary parlour trick. it was a succesful mini-gem that truly touched my heart! Aloha-

Lulda Casadaga said...

We are on the grandparents wave length this week with our 55's! :)
Mince meat is not too bad...but, I love those yorkshire puddins!!
Have a great weekend.

Mimi Lenox said...

Now that was lovely. I can feel the smile.

Dr.John said...

Someday I am going to try this. You make it seem so easy.

storyteller said...

I love a happy ending ;--)
I love mince meat tarts too. YUM!
Love the snowman at the end. Thanks for giving me permission to 'snag' things. Feel free to do likewise from my blog(s).
Hugs and blessings,

Ron said...

sssshhh...I know I said that I wouldn't be online line as much, but I couldn't resist stopping by to read your FLASH 55!

And I'm SOOOO glad I did!


It warmed my heart!

Thank you, dear lady!


Julia Phillips Smith said...

I read your story to my husband, because he's a mincemeat tart fan. Now we must have mince tarts...

g-man said...

Awwww...Ake, sweet 55!!
Children at home is the very best.
(unless they are jobless and won't leave hehehehe)
Thanks for playing, and have a Great Week-End....G

Akelamalu said...

Aw you're too kind Cloudia, thankyou m'dear. x

I noticed we were on the same wavelength Lulda! :)

Oh yes, big smiles all round Mimi :)

Go on, have a go Dr. John :)

Glad you liked it Storyteller and you're welcome m'dear.

It's always a pleasure to see youRon thankyou for taking the time to come visit me. xx

Christmas isn't the same without mince pies Julia! :)

I know exactly what you mean about children G-man! ;)

Travis Cody said...

I've never had mince pie, and I didn't really know what it was. So I googled. I think I might like it but definitely without the meat part.

It sounds like a nice sweet treat.

Akelamalu said...

You've never had a mince pie Trav? You don't know what you're missing!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Lovely. :D