AS ever, thanks to Madison Woods for the inspiration. Here’s the latest Friday Fiction piece. Comments, as ever, very welcome and if you enjoy writing, nip over to Madison’s blog for inspiration and join in this week or in the future. http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/flash-fiction
“This is it!” laughed Eloise, pointing to a spindly specimen thrown down in a corner. She yelled over the sounds the orphanage choir trilling Silent Night.
Dad turned and laughed with her, catching the irony. But her Mum was standing quietly in front of the choir, apparently lost in the music, and seemed not to hear.
Eloise and her father picked out a prime bushy tree and wheeled it towards the netting station, but Mum was there already, the sparse tree wrapped and tucked under her arm.
She smiled. “It’s Christmas. The season of goodwill to all. Even among trees.”