Different reason to be merry

It’s that time of the year, happiness is the air. Love is buzzing through the town, everyone’s’ ah flutter with the hope of something magical just around the corner.

I am excited as well for a whole different reason. See my role is like the cold air of the season; I serve to chill the soul. They all try so hard to be merry thus making each unpleasant moment seem so much more significant than it should be. And, that’s when I step in the moment between joy and tears, when they remember a hug abandoned, a call unanswered, a gift forgotten, love unrequited, I step in and push my victim down the dark hole of despondency and misery.

I make them forget it’s all about the giving and not receiving; I also convince them that if it isn’t a gift or doesn’t elicit fluffy feelings and tingly sensations then it isn’t true. And, they buy into it supposed superior species.

Can’t complain; they make my work easy.


Angel of Gloom.

In response to the writing challenge flash fiction for aspiring writers hosted by Priceless Joy click on the link to visit the blog. The photograph was provided and we are challenged to write a 100 – 150 words (+/- 25 words) story inspired by it. Do click on the link for other stories.

Thanks Joy for hosting. Photograph provided by Sonya O

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14 thoughts on “Different reason to be merry

  1. What a gullible species we are…or some of us that is. Very creative take on the picture prompt and definitely gets one’s brain ticking over.

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