I hope you’re impressed that I made it 12 WHOLE days before falling prey to the lure of doggerel!
A West Coast Love Story
He is red and she is green Shining through the rain-slicked sheen Beaming through the fog marine Christmas lights in love
Led and Leda are their names Glimmering in Westcoast rain Reflecting in the window panes Christmas lights in love
Led is smitten by her glow Guaranteed to ten below Tho’ she’s never felt the snow Christmas lights in love
‘Leda you are quite a sight, Glitt’ring green through day and night, Luminescent spinach bright!’ Christmas lights in love
‘Led you are so very fine, Smouldering upon your line, Red like home-made cherry wine.’ Christmas lights in love
True that they shall never see A flake of snow upon the tree… but They light downpours brilliantly Christmas lights in love
’til that January day When they will be put away Gleaming in the rain they’ll stay Christmas lights in love
When next year the sun doth flee Dug out from the shed, you’ll see He and she will once more be Christmas lights in love
For the month of December, my goal is to post a piece of festive flash fiction here to the blog every day. Twenty-five stories, each 250 words or fewer — a little fictional festivity to brighten the darkest month of the year. For readers, I offer these stories as a moment of peace within a hectic month of busy. And writers? If you’d like to join me, I’ll feature any flash fiction you’d like to share!