Friday 19 December 2008

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 56 Christmas Morning

Christmas Morning

Ali dressed the Christmas Tree.

Wrapping presents,

Baking and cooking,

She loved Christmas.
No children but she made the effort for David.
She sat and cried when on Christmas morning she discovered they’d been burgled.

“They didn’t get your present” said David handing her an envelope.

First class travel tickets to the Maldives, leaving today.

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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Pam said...

awww a happy ending to a crappy christmas. being burglarized is not good. did you have to use my ex-husband's name for your 55? lmao :)

lettuce said...

such a nightmare thought

i knew someone who's holiday house and everything in it burned down over christmas

helps to make one appreciative

Catch said...

I liked your story...just wish it was

Flowerpot said...

I'm glad it had a happy ending!

Anonymous said...

That would certainly help make up for it!

James Goodman said...

Aw, that's a great ending, AK. :D

Linda said...

I'm glad the story had a happy ending but what a horrible thing to have your house burglarized at Christmas.

Akelamalu said...

Ooops I didn't know that was your ex's name Ciara :0

I know someone who was burgled at Christmas, it was heartbreaking Lettuce :(

LOL you're naughty Catch!

Me too Flowerpot. :)

Yes it would Citizen, until you got back!

Thanks James

Yes Linda a terrible thing to happen so I had to make the ending happy! :)

Real Live Lesbian said...

Oooh take me! Great 55!!!

Jeff B said...

Way cool, a happy ending.

Rastaman said...

Great 55! I know people that have been burglarized just before Christmas, it is a sad occasion. Good thing she gets to recover in the Maldives.

Merry Christmas to you!

maryt/theteach said...

Great story, Akelamalu! The maldives, wow! Sun, fun and blue water! :)

Akelamalu said...

I went to the Maldives in 1999 for New Year RLL so you're too late honey. If you get the chance to go though do, it's paradise!

Oh yes, Jeff, we had to have a happy ending. :)

It is a very sad thing to happen at any time Rastaman. The Maldives are Definitely the best place to recover :(

Thanks Mary, glad you enjoyed it. :)

Dr.John said...

I love these little stories and I keep intending to do one but by Friday I always forget.

Dianne said...

even when it's a happy ending you manage to make it a surprise

I love all the Christmas graphics and music

Anonymous said...

That's horrible. :( We've never been burglarized but we did have a package stolen from our front porch a couple years ago. It wasn't even a Christmas gift. It was something I ordered to help us concieve. I guess I either didn't need it or that stuff works so well that just walking in the vicinity of where it had been got me pregnant the very next month.

No vacation for me, you lucky girl! ;-)

Finding Pam said...

This must be hard to set up in just 55 words. You said a lot with the pictures. I am glad that she had the trip to Maldives.

Pam said...

it's ok, i was just messin w ya (not about his name being david...just pulling the proverbial leg hehehe) :) xoxo

Unknown said...

Dear Santa,
please send us a burglar for Christmas because the dogs are hungry and momma got herself a brand new axe.... (manic laughter)

g-man said...

A happy ending indeed!!
Thanks for visiting, and thanks for the Holiday 55.
Here's hoping you have Great Christmas Ake....G

Ron said...

Couldn't miss your Friday 55 Flash, Akelamalu!!!

GREAT story with a wonderful ending!!

Which reminded me of a time when I was a kid and my parents had just bought all our toys at the mall and had their car packed with them. They went back in the mall for a few more things and when they came back out...they discovered that their car had been broken into and ALL the toys were missing!! They went BACK into the mall and had to buy them all over again!!

I'll never forget my mother telling me that story when I got older!

Hey...I LOVE your new blog template!!! It looks GREAT! And the snow flakes are FABULOUS!!!


Enjoy your weekend, dear lady!!!

Mona said...

Yay! At least it was a happy ending after all!

Akelamalu said...

Put it on your calendar Dr. John I'd love to see what you can come up with!

I'm pleased you like the Christmas decorations Dianne and the story. :)

LOL I can just imagine the thief's face when they opened your package Erica - priceless!

It's easier than you might think Pam once you get in that mindset. Glad you liked it.

Oh, I'm so glad I didn't really upset you Ciara, you know I would never do that intentionally. x

Oh Pauline it's good to see you and your wicked dark side! x

Thanks G-man, and the same to you honey. x

That must have been a reallly expensive Christmas for your parents Ron! So pleased you like the 55 and the new template. :)

Oh yes Mona, I like happy endings. :)

Jo Beaufoix said...

Very bittersweet. The Maldives sounds fab though. Sighhhhh.

Akelamalu said...

The Maldives are just out of this world Jo!

storyteller said...

Oh no ... Christmas burglary??? How sad, with a sort of happy ending. I've never been to the Maldives but hopefully they have a wonderful time!
Hugs and blessings,

Akelamalu said...

They will have a wonderful time in the Maldives Storyteller, it would be impossible not to there! :)

buffalodick said...

Thought I left a comment... Oh well, a happy ending Christmas story!

Akelamalu said...

Yes a happy ending Buff :)