December 14, 2022 § Leave a comment
Ken, their lovely postie, is striking.
When they say that Santa might be delayed this year, the children shrug. They’re Covid-kids. They expect disappointment.
December 13, 2022 § Leave a comment
Her dad used to soak unmarked stamps from Christmas card envelops to reuse. “These days, the UV franking machines know. Another joy they’ve stolen.”
December 12, 2022 § Leave a comment
Paulette always buys New Berry Fruits for her mother-in-law. Brenda doesn’t like them, never has, but she won’t say anything. It’s been too long.
December 11, 2022 § Leave a comment
“Celebs who died in 2022.” Jenny is re-saddened remembering Hilary Mantel, Dennis Waterman and the guy from Depeche Mode. Not forgetting Bridget the Midget.
December 10, 2022 § 1 Comment
“Don’t try to console us with your dumb short story bollocks,” they say, heads in hands.
“Fair enough,” she says. “I’ll get my coat.”
December 9, 2022 § Leave a comment
At Weight Watchers, they say how hard it is at Christmas. Ashley agrees and treats herself to a Celebrations McFlurry® on the way home.
December 8, 2022 § Leave a comment
In a corridor, on a trolley, Vince waits. To fill the time, he starts counting back through Grand National winners. Noble Yeats; Minella Times…
December 7, 2022 § Leave a comment
Marie takes a sip.
“My first £4.00 coffee,” she says.
“I blame the Russians,” says Ben.
“And the Tories.”
“Of course, always the Tories.”
December 6, 2022 § Leave a comment
The Minster says, “Cut bills. Put foil behind your radiators.”
His Zoom background is a cosy study and a Union flag.
No obvious foil.
December 5, 2022 § Leave a comment
From the office Secret Santa, Remi hopes for diazepam and a miniature brandy. After the year she’s had, a scented candle just won’t do.