Sunday, 25 December 2011

'I heard... 'Mrs.Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus week eighty-six

Jenny Matlock

Welcome to week eighty-six of Saturday Centus.

THE PROMPT THIS WEEK IS: I heard an angel voice through the chaos and the noise...
WORD COUNT - Not to exceed 200 words plus the 11 words of the prompt. 211 words total.

Here is my text:

'Whatever happened to the spirit of Christmas?' moaned Caroline sitting at the café after visits to ten different stores.

'You can buy Dickens' A Christmas Carol on DVD at this new store, ' said Roger flipping through a catalog.

'That's not what I mean, Roger. I mean something that you cannot buy at the mall.'


'Can't we just celebrate Christmas quietly?'

'What about the children? Aren't we going to play Santa Claus?'

'Yes, of course. But sometimes I wish there would be an electrical blackout just after the food is cooked, that would let us speak softly to one another. Shall we go?'

'Just a moment. Take a look at this first', said Roger handing her a thin volume.'

Life can be confusing and filled with the madness of crowds.
Take heed and see that you do not loose your way.
Let goodness and mercy, be your guide.
I too have been lost, but then I heard an angel voice
through the chaos and the noise
and I knew it was the right

'Sounds good to me. Let's go there!' said Caroline smiling and took Roger by the hand.

Word count according to WordCalc: 199


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Judie said...

What a wonderful post, Anna! Glad to have you back!!!

Anna said...

Dear Judie!


I'm glad to be back with you wonderful people!
I have been trying several times, without succeeding.



Ann said...

another wonderful post and that is exactly how I felt about Christmas

anitamombanita said...

Very nice post. I know those sentiments well! Merry Christmas!

rmannell said...

Hi Anna,

I always like the positive takes on prompts. A search for the Christmas spirit isn't gone if we keep alive in ourselves and our family. :)


Jenny said...

Anna, this is beautiful.

In my minds eye I can see you rescuing your tree and decorating it...

I read your words and I think of e.e. cummings poignant words:

Little Tree

by e.e. cummings

little tree
little silent Christmas tree
you are so little
you are more like a flower

who found you in the green forest
and were you very sorry to come away?
see i will comfort you
because you smell so sweetly

i will kiss your cool bark
and hug you safe and tight
just as your mother would,
only don't be afraid

look the spangles
that sleep all the year in a dark box
dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine,
the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,

put up your little arms
and i'll give them all to you to hold
every finger shall have its ring
and there won't a single place dark or unhappy

then when you're quite dressed
you'll stand in the window for everyone to see
and how they'll stare!
oh but you'll be very proud

and my little sister and i will take hands
and looking up at our beautiful tree
we'll dance and sing
"Noel Noel"

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