Flash Fiction # 270

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


What’s the best part of the Christmas season?  Seeing it in the rear-view mirror on Boxing Day.

Christmas sales start the same day as leftover Halloween candy.  It just never ends.  There’s no diversity.

Scrooge had the right idea.  He was just a little too enthusiastic.  I wouldn’t beat Tiny Tim to death with his own crutch, but I would prefer supermarket Muzak to play Elvis, singing Blue Hawaii, rather than Blue, Blue Christmas.

My name is Phil, and I live in Punxutawney.  I am not related to three hula hoop Chipmunks, and I ain’t comin’ out till February 2nd.


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

23 thoughts on “Flash Fiction # 270

  1. 1jaded1 says:

    Listening to Blue Hawaii was a treat. Phil is right. Christmas ends on December 26, but it never really ends. If you are Bill Murray, neither does Groundhog Day, at least until the end of the movie.

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  2. James McEwan says:

    perhaps the bears have the right idea. Feast on Sockeye in the spring and stuff themselves in autumn and sleep through the winter, until the sockeye return.

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  3. Rivergirl says:

    You’re a woodchuck! That’s a nice switch. Remember there’s always room under our barn for one more….

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  4. Bill says:

    I’ll take “Stripes.” 🙂 And may Phil live forever. 🙂

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  5. Dear Archon,

    Merry Bah Humbug,




  6. Dale says:

    I’m with you. The commercial aspect has gotten so friggen out of hand. Now that I am working for a furniture selling group, I am inundated with this sale and that sale way before the holiday in question starts.

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  7. ahtdoucette says:

    Awww. I feel like Phil is already seeing his shadow this year. Fun story!


  8. msjadeli says:

    I like the holiday celebrities in your story. I look forward to Phil’s and then beyond…


  9. jillyfunnell says:

    I just love your frustrated-to-crazy, edgy storyteller. Love his style.


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