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Earth night remembered (Friday Fictioneers)

December 30, 2021
PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

“What are you doing with that?”

“It’s a planetary tradition. Burning the tree a week after the day of celebration.”

“Are you sure that’s right?”

“Oh yeah. My ma’s grand ma was on the last ship off Earth.”

“I still don’t think that’s right.”

“Just don’t drop that end. Come on. The pyre is up ahead.”

“So it just burns?”

“Sends sparks into the night air. Everyone then stands still to watch the sparks rise and disappear.”


“You’ve got the bottles, right?”

“That’s the part I do enjoy.”

“Prepare to scull the entire bottle at midnight. And holler. Loud.”

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  1. Though they may disagree about the meaning of some old traditions, I’m glad to see everyone understands the bottle. A merry time will be had by all, and a good new year to you Laurie

  2. Hollering is most important! Great story Laurie. I’m sure, if humans ever move elsewhere, they’ll take many traditions with them and hopefully create many more of their own.

  3. Dear Laurie,

    It sounds like they’re unknowingly starting a new tradition. 😉

    Shalom and happy new year,


  4. There is nothing like a bonfire to finish off the season and holler, and holler as you drink. What is the holler song?

  5. If it wasn’t actually a tradition before, it seems it will be from now on!

  6. I’m thinking it’s a pretty cool new tradition if done in a safe area, of course!

  7. Nice holiday tradition story.

  8. I do like a tradition that involves bottles.

  9. They seem to be a carefree bunch. Apparently their move to a different planet worked well.

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