Advent Shorts: Day 14 – Christmas Together

Hi everyone,

I still haven’t properly recuperated from the last weekend, so today’s story is another short one. Not to worry, there will be longer ones a coming. Just not today 😉

Also, this is the first of these written in present tense. Why? Perhaps you’ll also understand after you read.

I hope you enjoy!

Christmas Together

Laurie lies the blanket upon the snow. Wrapped in a thick shawl, she settles upon it. Her head bears a snug hat that covered her ears. Her hands are well ensconced in thick woolen mittens. All of these, she has made by hand.

The air is cool, but not brutally so. There is no harsh wind to help the chill seep into her old bones. She is well prepared to spend the next few hours here with her husband. This will be there sixty-fifth Christmas together. 

From her bag, she pulls forth two mugs and a thermos. The hot cocoa steams as heat met cold; the thick and creamy liquid fills the cups to the very brim.

“Merry Christmas, Al,” she offers to the tombstone before her and drinks deep.


May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,

Faith  quill-ink

© 2015. Faith Rivens.

8 thoughts on “Advent Shorts: Day 14 – Christmas Together

  1. It must have been one hell of a party 😉 *Waits, tapping fingers patiently for next years party* 😉
    Once again, you have written a truly lovely story, that shows love can last forever.
    I love the short and sweet ones as much as the long ones. Thank you for sharing stories each day 🙂

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    1. It wasn’t so much the party itself, as the prep and clean-up. There was hardly any drinking, just lots of food & lots of company. But so much fun nonetheless 🙂
      Thank you 🙂 I enjoy the short & sweet ones as well! Captured moments that can warm the heart. Like your 60 word stories 🙂

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  2. Not too short to tug at the heart strings a bit. I’ve been married to my husband for 15 years, and we’ve definitely created some of our own Christmas traditions. I wonder what which ones we’ll still be keeping in 50 years.

    I love how you’re keeping up with this, even on busy days. It’ll be missed after Christmas is past.

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    1. Congratulations on 15 years. Long term relationships aren’t something you hear of much these days. Blessings to you both!
      While I won’t be posting every day, I’ll try to post a short at least once a week. I’ve enjoyed writing them. I’m glad you enjoy reading them. And thank you again for your lovely comments 🙂

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