On the 12th Day of Christmas…

And finally, thanks to John for another suggestion about unwanted Christmas gifts, here is the 12th Day of Christmas. I probably won’t have chance to do Friday Fiction tomorrow, so if I don’t, see you next week! and Happy New Year to you all.

Unwanted Gifts

Jesse began to sort another pile of “unwanted gift” returns for restocking. As he threw a t-shirt into the “Men’s” pile, something fell onto the floor. He hastily picked it up.


“To You” the envelope said. Jesse ripped it open. Inside was a £100 note folded in a sheet of paper.


“’Jack – if you’ve kept your gift and found this: Happy Christmas! If, as I expect, you’ve returned it for the money, more fool you. To the store worker who finds this, enjoy Jack’s real present. And the lesson of what a little gratitude would have earned him. Aunt Sarah”


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2 responses to “On the 12th Day of Christmas…

  1. Dear Elmo,

    Thanks for writing thisw story. It hit the right spot at the right time.

    I’ll miss you on Friday.



  2. jackie

    I really enjoyed this ‘moral lesson’ approach………………! Well done!

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