35/100 Days of Creativity: Sleigh Bells Ring

Trish hums to herself as she buckles a sleeping Corby into his car seat. The remains of the picnic hamper are in the boot and Kev is having a few last laughs with Rick.

They’d been coming to the Beaurepaires family Christmas picnic for three years, and Kev two years before that. It was always a family affair and everyone got along well together. There were the usual games like egg and spoon, the three-legged race and salterhebble the obstacle course. But the highlight for her was Vince Martin live, singing Winter Wonderland. That man can sing any time for me, thought Trish wistfully.

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For 100 consecutive days I will write and post a short story (about 100 words) incorporating a randomly selected word from Afterliff: A new dictionary of things there should be words for.

Today’s word:
salterhebble v.
To step in and out of the tyres on an obstacle course.

Tomorrow’s word:
zigler n.
One who sidles up to your table with roses for sale.

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