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.
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”