Christmas Story Blogfest. At the time I signed up, I was intending to re-post a rather morbid short story set over the Christmas holiday that I had written several years back. But when it came to actually doing so, I decided to go with a brand new drabble instead.
This is a work of fiction, which I hope reminds you of the true meaning of Christmas.
She looked hungrily at the brightly lit stores. Savoured the aroma of the Christmas decorations. The foot-tapping music was making her ravenous. She wanted to feast on the Christmas spirit.
At seven, she already knew that festivals were only for those who could afford to celebrate. But maybe she could persuade her mother to braid her hair in that special way?
A car stopped and asked for directions. The driver thrust something into her hands before driving away.
A whole bar of chocolate!!! Perhaps there was a Father Christmas after all!
She ran off to share it with her friend.