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Who you choose… (Friday Fictioneers)

December 26, 2019
PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

It was a place I visited every Christmas.

I’m often asked, isn’t it depressing or sad to do that on the holidays? Well, holidays are about family, aren’t they? We end up furious, sitting through drunken Uncle Bob’s reminiscences, or racist’s rants from great-grandfather, or just avoiding any conversation with Auntie Mary who doesn’t believe in bisexuality. Why not visit the family who are no longer here… The ones we miss. Or perhaps the ones we don’t. I don’t know why others are here. I know why I’m here.

Spend your holidays with the ones you love. Family or not.

This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

You can read some more FF responses here

Word Count: 100

Happy holidays!

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  1. I liked this character and wanted to know more about where she was headed

  2. Dear Laurie,

    Spending Christmas with those you love is a great sentiment. Nicely done.



    • Thank you Rochelle ! I think, if you can, it’s better to surround yourself by those that care, and that might not be real family or it might be.

  3. Family by blood or by bond.

  4. Sounds like a peaceful option, Laurie.

    • I think so. I had a lovely Christmas because we stopped expecting someone to turn up and accepted they wouldn’t

  5. Absolutely! Why submit yourself to hours with people who make you nuts or angry or sad? I say life is too short for that…

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