Flash Fiction #271

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Hey guys!  Where you going with the Christmas tree??  Are we having a Canadian equivalent to Guy Fawkes Day – over in the park or something?

Nah, we’re taking it back to Costco, where we bought it.

Uh…  Why?

‘Cause they have a money-back guarantee.


Well, it’s obviously defective.

How can a Christmas tree be defective – besides, it’s almost New Year.

I didn’t get the new PlayStation that I asked for!
Yeah, and I didn’t get the smart phone that I wanted.
And I didn’t get the snowboard I asked for.

We’ll use the refund to buy pizza.  Wanna come?


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


26 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #271

  1. 1jaded1 says:

    Who can say no to pizza 🍕? Happy (almost) New Year, Archon.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      Pizza will melt anyone’s heart – and the roof of your mouth. 😳
      22 hours and counting…. Happy (almost) New Year to you too. Lets hope that 2022 is finally better than 2020, or 2021, but Omicron’s making no promises. 😀

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  2. GHLearner says:

    Now there’s an idea! That made me laugh. The poor employees though…


  3. Rivergirl says:

    In our town we recycle them by gifting them to goat farmers or wildlife rehabs.


  4. Newbloggycat says:

    Lol! Happy new year to you and yours! Can’t wait to waste another year! Cheers 😅🎉🍻


  5. It was definitely defective, I hope they got a refund after needling the store assistant!


  6. pennygadd51 says:

    Great take on the prompt, and neatly written. Good fun!


  7. Dale says:

    Hahaha! Love it. Mind you, Ikea does have a return policy, though not a refund one…


    • Archon's Den says:

      The nearest IKEA is a good hour’s drive away. We’ve heard about the rat-maze layout. The wife has said, a couple of times, that she’d like to drive down one day, just to look, wander around, and have a Swedish meatball for lunch. We retired folk are easily entertained. 😉 😎

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  8. Bill says:

    I was at Costco this past Wednesday. As I was leaving, I noticed the return line was much longer than the exiting line. No trees though.


    • Archon's Den says:

      They’re always like that, just after Christmas. People still try to pick good presents, but there’s a lot of Oh Well gifts. It’s why gift cards are becoming very popular. They’re always the right shape and color – although, I have heard some comments about size. There should have been another zero on this. 😳

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  9. msjadeli says:

    I like how they turn a jaded bah humbug on its ear.


  10. jillyfunnell says:

    Great take – good luck with the refund attempt!


  11. michael1148humphris says:

    I smiled, as I recalled at one time one was lucky to get a stocking with a orange and some nuts.


  12. granonine says:

    I hope this trio doesn’t get their hands on Santa! Fun story 🙂


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