Genre Shorties Prompt Week 82
Your story may be serious or lighthearted or as silly as you like just so long as it is 100 words or less and written for the following prompt:
You've received a surprise package in the mail and experienced quite a reaction to the contents. What was in the package? How did you react to the contents and why did you react that way? In honor of the season, try to include a fall color like crimson, gold or burnt orange in your story.
THE HOLIDAY GIFT
© 2011 by David Wainland
The doorbell rang early. I climbed out of bed, looked through the peephole. It was our neighborhood mailperson, Kay. She held a medium sized box in one hand and pinched her nose with the other
“Please sign and take this smelly thing.”
I wasn’t expecting a package and it did have an odor. I started to toss it. Instead, I tore it open, unable to quell my curiosity.
“Oh my God! The insides sparkled crimson, gold and burnt orange surround by the green of mildew.
It was my turn to receive the family Christmas fruitcake we have exchanged since 1955.