Anything But That

D4E7EC5B-99A2-4D97-A539-466EC0ABC94BEveryone in the family was gathered together for Christmas Eve and Day. It was a formidable gathering and the holiday decorations, both inside the house and outside, were resplendent.

The children had been waiting in anticipation to open up their Christmas gifts under the large tree early on Christmas morning.

One of the older, more rebellious of the children, a rather cynical teenager, was making a bunch of snide comments on Christmas morning. His father, tired of his son’s impertinence, pulled him aside and asked him to cease his divisive behavior.

“Look around you, Pop,” the boy said. “What you see here is the epitome of blatant consumerism, a society showing all the symptoms of decadence and decline. I can’t be a part of this.”

“Oh my God,” said the father, “please don’t tell me you’ve become a liberal!”


This silliness was written for these one-word prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (family), Fandago’s One-Word Challenge (formidable), Ragtag Daily Prompt (resplendent), Your Daily Word Prompt (anticipate), Nova’s Daily Random Word (gift),  and Scotts Daily Prompt (symptom).

Merry Christmas everyone.