Once again at this time of year there is a Christmas treat on Susanna’s blog. A buzz of writing fever and excitement. Writing a Christmas story of only 250 words (the title not included). The rest of the requirements are here.
Here is my Christmas story is below. Enjoy…
GRAN’S CHRISTMAS SHORTBREAD
Mina’s Gran always makes the best Christmas treats – cake, pudding and the prettiest shortbread cookies.
But Gran had a fall through the winter and was slowly becoming forgetful so now lives in a rest-home.
Christmas won’t be the same without Gran’s Christmas treats thought Mina. Her lip quivers remembering how special she felt cuddled up in Gran’s arms watching television and munching on those shortbread cookies.
Christmas just won’t be the same.
While helping her Mom put up the Christmas tree Mina came across a box with paper clippings from Gran. Among them was a picture and recipe of Christmas shortbread cookies. Mina’s eyes widened – Gran’s cookies! She could make them.
Racing round the kitchen pulling out a tray, on tippy-toe Mina grabs the flour. With softened butter she whips, slips and slides the dough round the bowl. Mina wipes her sweaty brow.
Without them Christmas just won’t be the same.
She follows Gran’s tip and retrieves the dough from the fridge, rolls and cuts the shapes.
The smell as Mina lifts the cookies from the oven to decorate floats through the house. She pipes colored squiggles, her eyes twinkle like the colored balls.
On Christmas morning Mina races into Gran’s room, dressed in her Christmas best she hugs Gran.
“Look what I made Gran!”
Gran’s face crinkles with joy. Her eyes sparkle at the Christmas shortbread.
“They look just like mine.”
Mina cuddles up with Gran, munching Christmas shortbread.
Mina sighs. This is the PERFECT Christmas.