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Yet to Come?

This post is in response to the ‘100 Word Challenge’ prompt here, where there are links to other responses. The brief was to write 100 words on the based on the prompt words I have typed in bold. I’ve allowed myself a total of 102 words as I have included the prompt words in the text.

Just this once, Dickens might have got it wrong. The ‘ghost of Christmas yet to come’ was not clad in black. A lady ghost, she was. She wore silver stretch-fit leggings and a knitted top emblazoned with reindeer. She carried a tiny evening bag that matched her leggings, and on her head was a miniature plastic Christmas tree complete with LED illumination, with a choice of flashing modes. The song¬†We wish you a Merry Christmas¬†blared out from a tiny loudspeaker at the top of the tree. Her black-and-white striped high-heeled shoes gave a new meaning to the words ‘Bah, Humbug!’

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A Minor Problem

This post is in response to the ‘100 Word Challenge’ here, where there is a list of links to all the other responses. As you will see, the brief was to write 107 words, including the seven-word phrase shown in bold below.

The tree was up, decorated, and festooned with the light set. Joe looked round.

“Sophie plug it in now!”

“Go on then, pet!”

The little girl dived behind an armchair. A clunk, a click… and then… no light.

“Oh. So what’s wrong, then? They worked when I put them away.”

As Sophie crawled out and stood up, she lost her balance for a moment and collided with the hi-fi system, hitting the button labelled ‘FM’. A familiar tune blared out.

“… ONES… I USED TO KNOW…”

It was hard to say which of them was the more startled.

“It’s all right, pet. You’ve just put the wrong plug in.”

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