On The First Day Of Christmas…

Thank you to Stacey (you can read her blog at http://plowright.wordpress.com/) for today’s inspiration, the following festive picture of Tux, the Linux penguin. If Linux in-knowledge is not your bag, join me on Wikipedia to figure it all out here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tux) but otherwise I hope the story makes sense to everyone!

If you enjoy this, please consider leaving a suggestion for one fo the later days of Christmas in the comments, either here, or on the original “12 Days of Christmas” post from last week. Thanks!

“Happy Holidays!” slurred Tux, waving a flipper at Gown when she opened the door.

The pink female penguin eyed him suspiciously and Tux looked down quickly. He had wiped Trixi’s lipstick from his beak before he visited Tuxette, and he knew he had brushed away the crumbs of fish from his second meal of the day at her igloo. What could Gown possibly have seen?

“You’ve been drinking.”

“Just a nip to keep me warm on the journey. I’m sorry I’m so late … there was a contra ice flow. On Christmas Day. Can you believe it?”

“Sure,” she said, not sounding it. “And who is that?”

He turned to see where she was pointing: at a small gaggle of chicks led by the unmistakable purple and white figure of Penny.

“Errr … My sister?”

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