A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Friday Fictioneers, wherever they may be.
This week’s photo prompt comes courtesy of Jean L Hayes.
The doorbell jingled; the Christmas Fairy shifted on her perch to identify the newcomer.
“Good Christmas, Mabel?” said Joe, perching next to the woman nursing a cappuccino.
“Oh usual stuff, kids everywhere, noise, noise, noise.” She’d spent the day alone, in bed. “You?”
He sipped his espresso.
“Same old…relatives…turkey…booze. He’d shared his Christmas with a whisky bottle; that much was true.
“Was gonna ask if you wanted to come round.”
“Same here. Glad you were sorted though.”
Ten minutes later Mabel left, Joe ordered another coffee, and the Fairy sighed.