If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Monday, December 13, 2010

Crazy Holiday Blogfest entry

The important thing here is to write....and so with that in mind I have yet endured my fingertips and pens to another blogfest, The Crazy Holiday Blogfest


My Holiday: Christmas


 My entry: 250 words or less....


 I reached into the small box of my mother's old ornaments. My hand held a piece of fabric and a tear threatened the corner of my eye. I pulled out the small gingerbread doll made of brown felt material with a red ribbon trim. The left eye had fallen off many years ago and half a gingerbread cookie was still glued to the ornaments tummy. I remembered making this for her, I wanted her to see how great I could do, and I had fantasized about how much she would gush over a pretty hand made third graders gift. 

But she didn't gush at all. She never said a word about it. Never told me how proud she was of it. There was only one thing she did that I could remember.

 She hung it on the front of the tree every year until the day she died.

22 comments:

Anne Gallagher said...

Oh make me cry on a Monday morning. So sweet.

Christine Danek said...

This was fantastic. Great emotion. Loved this. Thanks so much for participating. Wonderful entry. Have a great day!

Charlie said...

So very sweet. I have a tree in my bedroom that I hang only the ornaments my children have made. Each year, the kids and I have a great time hanging them and giggling at their creations. I think that is my favorite thing do every Christmas.

Charlie
Bitsy Bling Books

Francine Howarth said...

Hi,

Like Anne I've gone all weepy! Lovely little story. ;)

best
F

Lazy Girl said...

AH!! That was great. All these emotions on a Monday morning!!

xo,
Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

Summer Ross said...

Charlie~ What a nice thing to do.

Thank you everyone for your comments, i greatly appreciate you all looking at my writing.

N. R. Williams said...

Oh, I was mad at her for a moment until I found out that she hung it on the tree every year. Well done.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Brenda Drake said...

Awwwww, so sweet *wipes tears from eyes*. You really brought out a lot of emotion is such a short piece. Well done!! :D

The Golden Eagle said...

That's a beautiful story. :)

Old Kitty said...

This is lovely - thanks for sharing - it's a very poignant tale for christmas! Take care
x

E. Elle said...

Oh... I was doing so well and now you bring tears to my eyes?! Summer... *grr*

Beautiful job, love.

Avalon Cat Cartoon said...

Excellent. Very powerful.

LTM said...

oh, I love it. That last line is very out of nowhere, but it explains the tear. Good stuff, Summer~ :o) <3

Crystal Cook said...

Really excellent piece. :) So much emotion in so few words!

Bobbye Terry said...

Summer,
Love this! My mother saved every ornament no matter how tacky and they still hang on the tree even though she died last year. My sister has continued the tradition with Daddy living at her house.
I love it!
Bobbye aka Daryn Cross

beth said...

This was sweet.
beth-project52.blogspot.com

Jules said...

Now I have a tear threatening the corner of my eye. Beautiful Ms Fairy.

I sure do applaud you guys, I barely can get a story going in 250 words :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Nice. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

This is so beautiful!

Samantha Vérant said...

You really captured a memory! Beautiful!

Carolyn V. said...

Aw!!! That was great Summer! I totally felt it, so great for 250 words! =D

gideon 86 said...

Touching. Some people can't express their feeling through words, but they can through actions.

Michael

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