My first reaction when I saw this weeks' Friday Fictioneers photo prompt was: oh, I'm not ready to write a Christmas story. But today (the eleventh) is Armistice Day and found I was able to weave a story around both events.
LEST SHE FORGET
'It's November, Annie.'
'But, Peter...' Annie's eyes filled with tears.
Peter softened his tone. 'Nothing's ready yet, Annie.'
Annie gulped. 'Just a little bit of holly then?'
'Not for another three weeks.'
Dejected, the old lady left the garden centre.
Peter watched her go. He knew her story. She'd lost her husband many Christmases ago. He understood that putting up Christmas decorations was Annie's way of celebrating his memory, but what could he do? The trees, the holly, the mistletoe: nothing was available yet.
He looked up at his pine tree and had an idea.
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