There’s Always One By Holly Geely “My chestnuts are talking,” said Phillip. “I don’t need to hear your personal business,” said Mary-Anne. Phillip was her boss, and there are things about one’s boss that one never wants to hear. “No, really, my chestnuts are talking,” said Phillip. He held up his paper plate, recently filled at the buffet. Several of the roasted brown nuts had … Continue reading There’s Always One by Holly Geely | Advent 2018 – Day 23, 4th Sunday
Why You Should Learn to Communicate Better With Your Spouse
By Holly Geely
“I need shortbread, now! At least a hundred!”
Will’s shout woke Jerry, who woke up and switched on his bedside lamp. A brief check confirmed it was two o’clock in the morning.
“We don’t have any flour,” said Jerry.
“Shortbread is the key! It’s the only way to save the world!” said Will. His arms flailed wildly with the importance of his words. He was a hand talker while awake; in his sleep, he was a full-body talker.
“We can buy some, but none of the stores are open,” said Jerry.Continue reading “Why You Should Learn to Communicate Better With Your Spouse by Holly Geely | Advent 2018 Day 4”
“Your contract requires two weeks’ notice. You can’t leave tonight,” Santa said.
“I can, and I will,” Donner said.
“It’s Christmas Eve. We need you here.”
“My flight is booked.”
“We don’t have an airport.”
“Yeah, I booked myself. I’m done with this job. I’m done with you.”
“How can you say that?”
“As if you don’t know! I’ve stayed through some rotten curveballs. You promoted Rudolph over me, even though I have the most seniority. Fine, I can handle that. You cut out Christmas bonuses so you could afford to install that hot tub. The others complained, but I never said a word. I literally worked my tail off for you – my butt’s never going to look the same – and you’ve never once thanked me.” Continue reading He Quit Before Christmas by Holly Geely – Day 24 Advent 2017, 4th Sunday of Advent
‘Tis early on midwinter’s day
And Nature is in all her glory
Never was a day more perfect
Not in any rhyme, or story. Continue reading Midwinter by Holly Geely – Day 12 Advent 2017
Day 8 | Advent Calendar
Franz and Helga and Their Just Rewards by Holly Geely
The cold winds of winter blew outside the cottage. Franz and Helga were the brother and sister who lived inside the cottage. They had been farmers once but that was a long time ago.
Franz and Helga had boarded up their windows against the chill. They had little food on the table but Franz was too old and Helga was too infirm; neither could brave the storm to collect more.
“I told you we should have hired help,” said Franz.
“What good would that have done?” said Helga.
“We could have continued working the land, and we would have food to eat,” said Franz.
“We will make money when we sell the merchandise,” said Helga.
Helga was convinced that their hand-carved toilet roll holders would catch on with the locals. Franz was not so sure, but he could not argue with his sister when she had an idea. So far, he had been patient. That night he might have pressed the issue, but there came a knock at the door. Continue reading “Franz and Helga and Their Just Rewards by Holly Geely | Day 8 | Advent Calendar 2016”