Sue’s great idea is to have a Christmas Advent where each day she publishes different piece of writing. This one is from my bloody friend Meeks, who writes a damn fine science fiction story. Worms as pets? Who knows….
I’m not going to say a word today…’cause I’m just going to curl up with a story… Christmas is a good time for stories…
The Christmas Roast
A. C. Flory
Christmas was supposed to be a time of happiness and good cheer, but fourteen year old Caitlyn Nguyen knew that Christmas was going to be horrible this year. That was why she was still awake at 3am on Christmas morning.
Caitlyn’s two younger brothers, Jeff and little Michael, had gone to sleep hours before, and she could hear them snoring softly in the bunks below. They were probably dreaming of the presents they would find under the tree when they got up in the morning.
It wasn’t a real tree of course. It was illegal to grow pines anymore because of the bushfires, but the fake Christmas tree was still very pretty, and Caitlyn had been happy to…
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