This year, I bring you something a little bit different...12 Holiday Excerpts and Flash Fiction!
My turn! A quick little poem in honour of my most mischievous moppet of mayhem...
Jack's Christmas Dream by Regan W. H. Macaulay
Siameezer…wicked little kitty… Spying on the Christmas tree with near black eyes. You watch the decorations with a most Maniacal stare—I can almost hear The cackling inside your demented mind. For you, the sparkling tinsel beckons, The gold and burgundy garland calls, Red bobbles tempt you with their irresistible Siren song, promising the glorious Excitement of anarchic chaos. With abandon you hurl your body Into the bedecked conifer. All is A spasm of tumbling, blurred colour, Tinkling, crunching, sprinkling, and thumping. Your joy at the pandamonium Of your inspiration and invention Explodes from your wide open mouth as a YOWL!
You wake, Siameezer, stretch out toward An after image of a Christmas tree. It is not there. You sigh at the memory.
Your mom is no fool. Your Christmas trees Will only ever exist in your mind.