Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Tantalizing Tuesday Christmas Blog Hop 18 - 21 December

“Why?” Emma lifted the mirror to her face and spoke at the reflection. “Why can’t I just say no for once?” She looked hard at herself. I don’t even look the part any more, she thought. My body has developed into something well, very feminine.

The phone rang and she put down the mirror before answering. The voice at the other end sounded rushed and quite sharp. It was Joe. “I thought you’d be here by now. Is there anything wrong?”

“Should there be?”

“You know I’m depending on you. Do you know what you have to wear?”

Emma turned and saw the clothes all laid out on her bed ready for her to change into. Her face dropped slightly as she wasn’t too happy about the get up.

Emma sighed, “No, don’t worry. I’ll be there in a few minutes. I’m just about to change, so I’ll be ready ” You are lucky I am doing this, she added in thought.

Emma had known Joe for years and always fancied the pants off him. She knew she could never refuse anything he asked of her.

“Please Joe,” she said. “Next year can I be something other than third shepherd?” 

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  1. Definitely Christmas when I was a little girl. My sis would always wake up first and sneak down the hall to the living room. She would hurry back and tell us Santa had come. We would all scramble out of bed and run down the hall. We always had a great Christmas. Not until years later did we find out that mom and dad had stayed up all night getting our presents wrapped and put together. Just getting into their own bed as we got out of ours. Good memories! Thanks for the hop. Merry Christmas! Angie

  2. Oh, what a great seasonal tease! I loved reading and totally adored the last line. Merry Christmas, Naomi.

  3. Hee hee! Very cute and yummy. Let's hope Joe starts to see her more clearly. :)

  4. Very funny! Could have been a sheep...!

  5. that was a fun little tease. i wondered what she would have to be. well done.

  6. Poor thing. I completely understand. At least she isn't a camel! I don't have a particular Christmas that stands out for me, but I do remember going to Midnight Mass with my parents. I loved that.

  7. I remember a few years ago, I was so happy to have gotten a San Jose Sharks jersey. Then I sat with my young nieces and cracked 'em up talking about Steve Martin...


  8. One Christmas where all the family got together.


  9. My favorite Christmas had to be when I surprised my family by showing up at home (3000 miles away) without them knowing I was coming.

  10. The Christmas that stands out the most for me is the one where my little brother was born...I really did try to exchange him many times over the years!!


  11. thats funny i was thinking it was like a school girl outfit or somthing.
    my grandmother came to stay with us one christmas when i was younger she lived in florida at the time that was nice
    gfc kimberly
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  12. Superb, Naomi. Seems you saved your best work for the Christmas season. Beautifully constructed, surprising and fun - a clever festive carpet-puller. Loved it.


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