I know I’m capable of finishing this bottle of wine
And watching the candle burn down to a nub
And fizzle out.
Fire has always fascinated me
I could bathe in it
I’d be happily consumed.
Red wine, cold outside
candle light, a warm, sleeping dog
comfort radiates inward.
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Everyone is familiar with Kris Kringle. His legend is known far and wide. But few have heard of his younger, ultra-fit brother, Kris Tingle.
While Mr. Kringle entertains the girls and boys, granting their wishes for toys every Christmas day, Mr. Tingle serves a very different role. Kris Tingle is all about the ladies.
While the older brother asks the young’uns what they wish for, the younger sibling IS what all the the women in all the lands wish for. Perched upon his lap, he whispers in their ears of every goodie they could want. He is the presence beneath their trees, he tickles their every delight; they don’t call him Tingle for nothing.
Yet, Kris Tingle wants nothing more than to find that special gal to jingle his bells. While he searches the earth for her, he’ll continue to compete with his brother for legendary status. For it is no secret that Mr. Kringle is jealous of both his brother’s abilities, and his physique.
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They call me “Even Steven,” but I have a confession. I’m uneven. One of my legs is shorter than the other, one of my ears is bigger, and my nose is crooked. Come on, you think they’d at least notice that! But no, they still call me “Even Steven.”
Hey, there’s three of them now.
“Look, guys, it’s ‘Even Steven’!”
“Hi there, fellas. Let me ask you something. Why do you call me ‘Even Steven’?”
“You don’t know?”
“Nope, no clue.”
“You know our names, don’t you?”
“Errr, no, sorry.”
“I’m Steven, that’s Steven, and this guy over here is Steven, too.”
“And you’re even Steven. Get it?”
“Aha! No. I still don’t get it.”
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“…and by the power vested in me by the King, I now pronounce you Husband and Wives. You may kiss the 38 brides. I’ll just sit over here and talk to my friend. Let me know when you’re done.”
Reverend Gus walked to the back of the church and sat beside Reverend Harry.
“How’d it go?” asked Harry.
“Oh, you know. Not bad. You been sleeping?”
“Yeah. I’ve got a 63-party wedding after this one. Figured it’d be a good idea to catch a nap. ‘S gonna take a while.”
“Uh-huh.” Gus scratched behind his ear. “Hey, did you hear the King’s talking about putting an end to this multiple marriage thing?”
“Nooo. For serious?”
“Yep. I heard he’s going to start cutting off heads of any woman who covets her neighbour’s husband.”
“Ooooh, that’s gonna get messy. Better brush up on the funeral services.”
“Yep, good idea.”
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Like a mongrel, kicked to the curb
that’s how broken I feel.
Tomorrow there be hope.
Though I’ll never be purebred,
maybe the curb will be softer
or the foot more gentle.
Thanks so much, Geoff, for the prompt today! You can find him here, at TanGental.
And a special thank you to Dan for hosting today’s Just Jot It January! Dan can be found at No Facilities.
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is this the day i’ll just give up
go out without a coat in the cold
take all the hope i gathered and put it away
in a box under the basement stairs
hopes gather dust, you know
just like furniture and boxed-up Christmas trees
from when the kids were small and the tempers short
and all the love that gathered was precious and unappreciated
tell me, where has it all gone
packed away with the coats for the summer
but now it’s cold and the winter clothes hide under the stairs
gathering hope and dust
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I wish I could touch you
I would die to be with you
to the end.
It’s like you’re a spirit
Living inside me, in my memory
It kills me to see you
When you were born for me
I just want to touch you
’til I do, I will live
~ from the mind of Nina Curry
outtake from The Great Dagmaru
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from the moment she saw it
to lay down her heart
for the man with the riches
the ice to place
upon her finger fair.
reflecting from the hearth
the blessing of a stone-cold heart
the expense of her soul
against the price of hollow existence.
Thanks so much to Judy at “Edwina’s Episodes” for our prompt today, “Spangly.” You can visit her by clicking here: http://www.edwinasepisodes.com/
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He was a school crossing guard; we called him the Copsicle. Every September, he was there at the corner waiting for us. In the mornings he was cheerful. At lunchtime he was sullen. But after school, especially starting around Christmastime and up until March, he would stand, immovable, in the middle of the road, clutching his hand-held stop sign in a mittened fist with a smile frozen on his face.
People knew not to drive that way in the winter because the traffic was ridiculous. Three-point turns by drivers not wanting to break the law by going around a school crossing guard were common.
One day, (and I admit to this with no end of shame, even now that I am in my thirties and have children of my own) my friends and I stood in the middle of the road beside him and poked him. And we threw snowballs at him. But the smile never left his face.
I have no idea who came to get him, to warm him up in time to be cheerful for the morning commute. Perhaps they lit a fire around him to thaw him out. I’ll never know. My parents wouldn’t let me out of the house to check.
His legend lives on. My children tell the tale of the school crossing guard who, dedicated to his duty, would stand frozen to his post. And that every afternoon, we could count on the Copsicle to be there, to see us safely across the street.
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The lights are flashing. I see them up ahead even without my headlights. Do I pull a solo Thelma and Louise? I have about fifteen seconds to make up my mind.
They say your life flashes before your eyes. Mine would take a week. All the booze, drugs, sex, and
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