Festive Traditions #carrotranch # Christmas Magic #flashfiction

This week’s #carrotranch prompt is here…

December 3, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes family traditions. It can be related to any holiday or situation. How does the tradition impact the story or change the character? Go where the prompt leads!

December 3, 2020, prompt.
Title. Childhood Christmas

Nothing ever happened until Christmas Eve. Mum took us all shopping on the bus.We’d buy all the food and tree, all six of us had a bag to carry. When we got home decorations were made and hung.
Then Mum started the baking and the boys would pinch it.
In the evening the Turkey and veg were prepared. At eleven pm they all went to Midnight Mass with Dad.
I was too young so mum and I stayed home and decorated the tree. I loved staying up late and when everyone got home the tree was magically ready.

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Dec 07, 2020 @ 16:20:41

    Great take, sis! ❤


  2. Frank Hubeny
    Dec 07, 2020 @ 18:07:31

    We started baking earlier, but I remember midnight Mass and vising our aunt afterwards until 2 or 3 in the morning.


  3. Erika
    Dec 07, 2020 @ 18:19:48

    Those traditions we experienced in our childhood we most likely carry into our adulthood and pass it on to our children. For sure not “copy past” but variations. I love to see that those traditions are valued by the kids.


  4. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    Dec 08, 2020 @ 01:13:31

    I like how you got to be a part of the magic of the decorated tree, a special time with your mother.


    • willowdot21
      Dec 08, 2020 @ 06:58:51

      Yes it was very special, I miss it now. The children all grown, and because of the pandemic I can’t share in person with the grandchildren. Still next year , hopefully . Thank you for reading. 💜


  5. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Dec 08, 2020 @ 01:22:41

    What lovely memories, Willow. So sweet. ❤


  6. TanGental
    Dec 08, 2020 @ 07:35:28

    Ah Christmas. It builds memories, doesn’t it


  7. Charli Mills
    Dec 10, 2020 @ 05:31:20

    What a beautiful memory of Christmas that began on Christmas Eve. And I love the Annie Lennox video. Thanks, Willow!


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  9. Liz H
    Dec 10, 2020 @ 14:40:37

    What a lovely tradition!


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