Thursday, December 1, 2011

Andrew & A Partridge in A Pear Tree...

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Kicking off BlogFestivus here...The 12 Days of Christmas in 12 stories, 144 words each. Check out links to the other participants in my left sidebar. Let the stories begin...

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The sound of the POP hadn't even finished echoing into the valley when it was interrupted by the piercing sound of a FUCKKKK! When the whirl of powder finally cleared from the burdened evergreen, Andrew finally saw it through the snowy branches. No, he thought, it can't be! First came her knees, then her snow-kissed ass bundled in weathered sweatpants, her long wet hair now dusted with ice crystals, and finally her clenched fists, rising like a phoenix from the ashes of too much family time in too few bedrooms with too little weed. He stumbled for excuses, “I…I…shit, Julie! I meant it for that goddamn partridge in a pear tree!"  he cried. But as his sister plucked out the .177 caliber BB lodged between her eyes, Andrew knew it, just as they all knew it would happen. He had ruined another goddamn Christmas.

7 comments:

blogdramedy said...

Love it! It's so interesting how dark humor seems to fit so well with short stores. Looking forward to the other 11 to come. :-)

shoutsfromtheabyss said...

Truly an instant holiday classic. A real page turner. Loved it! Somehow you have captured the elusive essence of BlogFestivus!

Lindsey said...

Thank you! It's true, the short form just lends itself to the dark side! loving this challenge! :)

Jene said...

Super story! Probably very similar to hunting with Dick Cheney. Looking forward to the next 11 days!

bill lisleman said...

wow this could develop into a new version of Christmas Story - you'll shoot you're eye out!

becomingbitter said...

Loved it! Awesome dark humor coming from everybody.

fixitordeal said...

Ha! Loved it! Nothing says Christmas like some good old fashioned family violence.
Yay for BlogFestivus!