Today is the day devoted to Alastair Forbes’ Sunday Photo Fiction! This flash fiction challenge provides you with a photo prompt and asks that you create a short story using somewhere around 200 words. Today’s story is exactly 200 words! I hope that you enjoy it!
One Dark Cloudy Night…
It was a dark cloudy night. The bright lights from the roadway, and the red beacon of the radio tower stood as sentinels in the night. Beyond the row of homes, the lights on the department store glowed. Smoke wafted from a single chimney. The night was silent. As he sat on the rooftop eating a gingerbread cookie, he delighted in the scene before him.
He was enjoying the night, and got a good feeling that the rest of the night would go well. It had been good so far. It was not easy getting into some of the homes yet he managed. As the cookie crumbled, he caught the falling bits with his gloved hand. Now he was thirsty!
Getting up slowly, he decided that he needed to get back to it, and looked over towards the row of homes. While it was a short block, a number of folks lived in those homes, which the chimneys indicated. There was one for each residence.
Grabbing his bag, he jumped over to the next house. He smiled at the carrots on the rooftop. The boys will enjoy these he thought as he slid down the chimney to deliver the presents.
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Thank you Al for the inspiring photo, and to you dear reader for taking the time to stop by! Today we celebrate the first day of winter! Time moves too fast, doesn’t it? I wish you happy holidays! Be well! ^..^