FFfAW Challenge-Week of December 6, 2016 – Christmas Lights


The Christmas lights had gone up and dad was looking decidedly pleased with his efforts.

The feature of the display this year was the green pendant light.   If you approached the pendant it would shake and turn a myriad of colours before lifting itself to point at you.

Mum thought it a bit phallic and that maybe dad was trying to make some sort of point.  But dad wouldn’t have a bar of her objections or ridicule.  When lit the neighbours were impressed and crowded round the front gate looking with approval. Dad stood back and soaked in the adulation. All was fine until our aged and cranky neighbour approached the pendant for a closer look. It not only pointed at her but turned a nasty pink before emitting a laser beam that disintegrated her. The pause that followed was earth shattering. Dad struck suddenly dumb could only think to turn to the silent crowd and shout: “Merry Christmas!”


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19 Responses to FFfAW Challenge-Week of December 6, 2016 – Christmas Lights

  1. Hahaha! Merry Christmas, the wicked neighbor is gone! LOL! Good thing the dad had quick wit! Great story, Michael.

  2. Haha. Priceless. Bet there will be a run on green pendants for those horrible MILs!

  3. mandibelle16 says:

    haha. Well maybe for the block/neighbourhood, this is a good Christmas. The cranky neighbour who complained about everything and made life miserable for all gone. Interesting Christmas light.

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    A few relatives might go missing on Christmas day with this sort of decoration! Good laugh, well done.

  5. Lyn says:

    LOL Ooops #Awkward! That was a perfect ending, Michael 😀

  6. Joy Pixley says:

    Ah, good old Dad, always saying just the wrong thing when the neighbors get disintegrated on accident. 🙂 Funny twist!

  7. It is a great feeling when all the lights are up and look perfect.
    Funny the way the pendant became a weapon. His response made me chuckle.
    Isadora 😎

  8. luckyjc007 says:

    Wonderful story! It doesn’t pay to be too cranky…especially with your neighbors. Ha, Ha, Anything can happen!

  9. afairymind says:

    That sounds like an interesting Christmas decoration. Maybe Dad should have looked into the exact nature of the pendant a little more before buying it! Nicely done, Michael. 🙂

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