FFfAW – Week of December 22, 2015 – Mrs Gorringe


Photo Credit: Etol Bagam

Mrs Gorringe didn’t like Christmas week. It was the hustle and bustle and the impatience of people that worried her into staying in as much as she could. On top of that the days were so hot she had to get out to the shops in the early morning if she could get herself going which was getting harder as she aged.

Today was unusually cold for December and it was raining. Her umbrella she had dusted off and set off to get her Christmas supplies, nothing too ostentatious knowing she had to carry it home.

This year her son Ralph would be calling in, she hadn’t seen him in so long she wanted to have a lunch he’d enjoy ready.

She shuffled along remembering Ralph as a small boy on Christmas morning, his face showing delight at what Santa had bought him. The thought was enough to put an unusual skip in her step.

Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2015/12/22/fffaw-week-of-december-22-2015/


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34 Responses to FFfAW – Week of December 22, 2015 – Mrs Gorringe

  1. Wonderful story! Her mood brightens when she thinks of her son coming to visit and remembers him during Christmases as a boy. I can relate to this story! Love it!

  2. Bittersweet and poignant.
    “The sadness of her happiness,” she said.

  3. Jon Stephens says:

    Great story. Hope she has a great Christmas with her son!

  4. samratkel says:

    My eye sight is a shocker. Till I read yours I had not seen that what I thought was a top was actually an umbrella… oh dear!! I love the past, present and future within the same story – nicely done.

  5. Excellent story! The details make Mrs Gorringe feel like a real person.

  6. Only thd thought of spending time with our children with give us that extra energy.

  7. I love the fact that memories seem to be making her happy 🙂 I think they do that for a lot of people

  8. mandibelle16 says:

    Very cute story. I think it is the young children and their delight at Christmas that is such a special thing. Enough to put a skip in your main characters step. Well done.

  9. tjparis says:

    A lovely Christmas story. It is not easy for some people when most think of big family Christmases. The positive ending was very good.

  10. luckyjc007 says:

    A feel good story! 🙂 So wonderful she has that to look forward to and it makes her happy. Such a beautiful Christmas time they will have! 🙂

  11. Jael Aster says:

    Nice one, Michael–good memories can do that, put a skip in old steps! Wishing you a Very Merry and Most Blessed Christmas–and a healthy, Happy New Year. (J Lapis moved to new place, sorry I’ve been delayed in notifying you–no disrespect intended, Jael)

  12. Etol Bagam says:

    I liked that she felt like skipping. Very nice.

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