Another holiday season, another Advent Ghosts Day. Loren Eaton who blogs at I Saw Lightning Fall invites writers to dabble in a yuletide drabble each year at this time. It's his way to help honor the Victorian tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas time and also bringing together the blogging and writing community. Drabble? That's a short short story, a micro story I'd call it, of exactly 100 words. No more, no less. Below is my contribution for this wintry ghostly time of year -- a bit of holiday terror, a bit of #MeToo.
“Naughty or nice?”
“Step aside, Chad.”
“Where’s your Christmas spirit? Check it out.” He pointed to the sprig of mistletoe above his head.
She stared him down, sized him up and decided her quick method would work best.
“You want a holiday treat?” She grabbed him by his hair, planted her lips on his and using supernatural strength deeply inhaled with hurricane velocity. Chad was sucked into her mouth, disappearing inside her. No need to bite or chew with this one. She wiped her mouth with Kleenex, made her way to the bar. A sudden feast makes a girl thirsty.
Wow, that is a kiss of death!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by. I almost called it “#MistleToo”. But my usual practice is to use lyrics from Christmas carols and songs as titles. The line I borrowed from “Good King Wenceslas” was perfect.Delete
Kel, I can’t comment on your website. But have to tell you “The Choirboy” is a lovely ghost story. Very poignant. Merry Christmas to you.Delete
Thank you very much for your kind words, John.Delete
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
Here is mine, entitled “Again”ReplyDelete
Excellent blending of creepy and absurd, Ken. Made me laugh.Delete
Goodness. Have you ever read "American Gods," John? There a, ah, coitus scene that ends very similarly. Quite horrific. Well done.ReplyDelete
I saw the first two or three episodes of the TV series. That scene was the reason I never finished watching that series. HA!Delete
Belated Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas. (Hope the grinches do not trouble you this time !)ReplyDelete
Well done John. Unlikely as the opportunity may be in my future I will never approach a strange woman under the mistletoe.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Splendid and hilarious and short. Perfect. Happy Christmas John.ReplyDelete