It's December, time of holidays, carols and ho ho ho's. Time of my birthday too, but that's a story for another day. Tonight we tell a short story, just 100 words. Lance from Myblogcanbeatupyourblog let Melissa @realgirlmelissa pick this week's song choice.
Here's the rule, simple really. Use the song as some sort of inspiration and write exactly 100 words.
"Nearly Lost You"
All arms and legs. Slippery for such a small one. He looked at me, eyes a mixture of bewilderment and terror. It’s natural, yes, but after waiting a whole year, he's still not ready for his moment to shine.
Scanning me left to right, then up and down. Is he real, he seemed to be asking? But he didn’t say the words. Actually, it’s my job to ask the question.
Before I can, he starts to slide off my lap. “Careful, nearly lost you.” Pulling him back up, I smile and say “And what would you like for Christmas?”
This little bundle of sweetness is in direct response to everyone who bitches that I write too dark in these little exercises. So just like last year at this time, this one is all sugary and shit. Don't get used to it.