If Fates Allow

Loren at I Saw Lightening Fall hosts a Christmas Ghost Story compilation this time every year. 100 words, no more, no less!  The song Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas never sounded much like a joyous celebration of the season to me, a little heartbreaking actually. But it did serve as inspiration to this merry little tale.

 

“Have yourself a merry little Christmas now…”

The needle lifted, retreated, lowered.

Pop, hiss – music…

“Have yourself, a Merry Little Christmas…”

The flag, neatly folded above the mantle, had looked so crisp on his coffin.

She wore her best dress, and played their favorite song. One hand held his picture, the other, his pistol.

The song played on; “friends dear to us, will be near to us, once more.”

Till death do us part? She wondered, and pulled the trigger.

“Someday soon, we’ll be together, if fates allow…”

The needle lifted, retreated, lowered……

They found her New Year’s Eve.

http://isawlightningfall.blogspot.com/

 

For a less gloomy experience here's a new take on A Christmas Carol.  Thanks for reading and a merry Christmas to all!

http://rescuingprovidence.com/2012/12/as-for-me-and-my-house/

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Michael Morse
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Gramma Muggle passed away yesterday. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to Erin and the family, those still with us, and those who are with Pat now.
2015-03-28 15:42:46
Michael Morse
Three at Three
Thanks for commenting Stephan, Great to hear from people in far away lands!
2015-03-20 13:17:39
Grenzlandmedic
Three at Three
The world is a small village,sounds like a thursday or friday night at my station in southeast Germany at the border to Austria. Stay safe and watch your back Stephan
2015-03-20 11:03:34
Andrew Randazzo
Classmates
Those are some of the best reality checks. I wish I had them more often. We take for granted what we have, what we do, and where we're headed. Looking back at history, and our history particularly can be so helpful to recalibrate our minds.
2015-03-18 15:09:47
Michael Morse
Narcan or Recovery
Thank you for your comment Carolyln, you are welcome here anytime. Your husband took hostages when he married you, I'm sorry he never got the help he needed. I live very closely with an addict and alcoholic, and hope other people with addictions get the help they need before what happenned to your family happens…
2015-03-02 18:03:48

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