Thank you, Solveig, for the opportunity to contribute to your Advent Calendar Project. XX
3rd Sunday of Advent | Day 11 | Advent Calendar
Bedazzled by Teresa Karlinski
Dolores studied the bedraggled excuse for a tree. Branches drooped instead of bouncing proud and wide. What once passed for needles, the sparse boughs presented bristles and wire. The bottom limbs collapsed tired and spent, sweeping the floor like broken wings. She had not bothered decorating for years, yet Dolores dragged the box out of the garage a week before Christmas as if driven. Husband long dead and children and grandchildren scattered over the map, she had no one with whom to celebrate. A hand to her cheek, she paused, lost in forgotten memories. What had come over her? Why had she hung on to this sorry fake? What did it matter? No one would see it but her. You’re a disaster. If it wasn’t so much trouble taking you down again, I’d trash you now.
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December 11, 2016 at 2:36 pm
It’s a marvelous story, Tess. Thanks so much for sharing it here.
December 11, 2016 at 5:36 pm
Ahhhhh Tess…..I love it when people find one another.
December 11, 2016 at 8:34 pm
That is so clever–both the story and the Advent calendar idea. Love it.
December 12, 2016 at 11:07 am
Lovely story, Tess.Jx
December 12, 2016 at 1:15 pm
Loved it Tess!
December 13, 2016 at 1:18 am
It’s a beautiful story Tess. How wonderful to see the influence of small children in changing the world one old woman at a time.
December 13, 2016 at 3:31 pm
What a lovely story!
December 13, 2016 at 5:35 pm
Thank you for reading. ❤ ❤
December 14, 2016 at 5:17 am
Great story and I like the idea of the calendar too. 🙂
December 22, 2016 at 6:53 pm
Thank you, Olga, for finding the time to visit and read. You are busy-busy. ❤ ❤ ❤
December 17, 2016 at 4:30 am
Perfect for the season!!