June 7, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about man glisten. It was a fun term coined by two men with glitter in their beards. What more could it embrace? Look to the unexpected and embrace a playful approach. Go where the prompt leads. – https://carrotranch.com/2018/06/08/june-7-flash-fiction-challenge/
Respond by June 12, 2018.
It’s a bit early for a Christmas story but this is what occurred to me so I went with the flow!
Man Glisten – Progress!
‘What’s that?’ asked the little girl in the department store.
‘It’s the new Father Christmas. He’s called man glisten, because he listens to all the little girls and boys while he glistens.’
‘But I liked the old Father Christmas with the long white beard, fat tummy and the red suit,’ said his daughter with a tear in her eyes.
‘It’s progress, honey. Old Father Christmas wasn’t bringing money into the department store anymore.’
‘Do you want to meet him?’
‘Look! His long beard, psychedelic suit and his reindeer glisten.’
‘I don’t care! I want old, fat, red suit!’
Winner of Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge no. 7 with my murderous flash – Mr Blamey. https://carrotranch.com/2017/12/19/winner-of-flash-fiction-contest-7/
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Great story, Marje. I’m with the little girl. I want the jolly old white-bearded Santa too. 🙂
Yes, me too! Some old traditions should never change!
Grrr … It’s not Christmas without the old, fat, red suit! 😀
Absolutely! My thoughts entirely. But progress is progress who knows what might happen in the future! Lol.
A great story, probably a glimpse of the future.💜
Oh dear! I hope not I am fond of all Mr Santa!
Me too 💜
I’m with the little girl too. I’d rather the old fat red suit. 🙂
Yes! We all seem to agree on that Norah! 🙂
I am with you, Marje, I like tradition too.
Such a short and sweet story. It is a challenge to write flash fiction. Kudos to you for doing that.
Thank you for your lovely comment. I love writing flash and short form poetry. Two of my favourite things to do. 🙂