© Olivia Tejeda
“My great-nephew over in Prescott invited me.”
“Criminy! Irene, what are ya hollerin’ at?”
“Turn up your hearing aid.”
“They’re up, they’re up … Are you going?”
“To your damn nephew’s house.”
“Land sakes, Bea, your language! Yes, I’m going.”
“Is he the one with the kids?”
“The screaming kids, the fat wife, and the drunk mother-in-law.”
“You gotta drive all that way for that kind of nonsense?”
“What else am I gonna do?”
“By myself? No how, Mister! Not on Christmas!”
“My sister-in-law is flying in from Utah. We’ll have dinner.”
“Oh good, so you’re covered.”
“I’d rather be alone.”
“Oh heavens, Bea! It’s Christmas. Why would you want to be alone?
“You never met my sister-in-law.”
“But being alone … on Christmas … what could be worse?”
Writing this story, I was reminded of one of my favorite songs, Hello in There, performed here by Bette Midler.
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8 thoughts on “Flash Fiction: Christmas Past”
Doesn’t sound like fiction Olivia……what are you not telling us?
Hilarious Oliva! Reminds me of one of my favorite holiday movies, Home for the Holidays. Thanks for the laughs, and Merry Christmas!
That was fun! Here’s hoping your Christmas was less fraught.
Happy Holidays & well done.
Ha! Simple and funny. I want to know what the sister-in-law was such a problem.
This was a lot of fun to read. I pictured two old gals bantering. Hope your holidays have been good!
That’s really cute. Kind of felt like Gilmore Girls. Made me giggle at the punch line. Thanks for the story, Olivia. -TimK
Many conversations escalate like this one. Very funny and very quick, Olivia. Thanks for sharing!