A Christmas Story

Photo by LadyDuck
@LadyDuck (215042)
Switzerland
December 17, 2018 9:05am CST
Our friend myLotter John Welford (@indexer) invited us to write a Christmas story in 100 words. I am not very good in this kind of things, but, following his request, this is my Christmas Story (in 100 words). The little girl was waiting for Santa, keeping quiet under the warm covers in her bed. No noises were heard in the house, only a bell in the distance was striking midnight. Time to get up and check what Santa left under the tree, she thought. She put on her little rabbit shaped slippers, and flew down the stairs like a little fairy. A huge box, wrapped in wonderful shiny colors, was there. Too curious to wait for her parents to wake up she opened and "oh surprise" Santa was wrapped inside The picture is two of my most recent crafts, a gingerbread man and a snow man. I hope you enjoyed the story. Are you all set for Christmas?
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@much2say (43319)
• United States
17 Dec
I love that! In reading that I could feel the little girl's warmth and excitement for Christmas ! Your crafts are always so adorable . We finally put up the decorations last night - we are finally "set" (except for the gift department - that still needs work ).
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
17 Dec
The hat of the snowman cut into a toilet paper roll has been tricky.. I remember the days I was excited waiting for midnight, wonderful times.
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@amadeo (90376)
• United States
17 Dec
I always enjoy anything that you write here.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
17 Dec
You are too kind Alfredo, thank you very much.
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@amadeo (90376)
• United States
17 Dec
@LadyDuck your welcome there.I always give credit there.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
17 Dec
@amadeo I thank you, you are the "King of myLot".
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@marlina (83683)
• Canada
17 Dec
Cute little crafts. I did enjoy your short Christmas story.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
17 Dec
Thank you Marlina, I decided to join the challenge, the days when I was a kid came back to my mind.
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@marguicha (115754)
• Chile
17 Dec
Santa had not started his work yet Your crafts are beautiful.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
17 Dec
Thank you, the snowman is cut out from an old blanket, the hat a colored toilet paper roll.
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@marguicha (115754)
• Chile
17 Dec
@LadyDuck That´s the sort of crafts I like.
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@ptrikha_2 (13556)
• India
18 Dec
@LadyDuck great use of things.
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@Corbin5 (138878)
• United States
17 Dec
I did enjoy this story. I visualize that she is a darling little girl. She must be a favorite child of dear old Santa Claus.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
17 Dec
May be Santa wanted to surprise her with a big gift and the elves wrapped him instead.
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@Corbin5 (138878)
• United States
17 Dec
@LadyDuck I like that idea!!!
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@DianneN (114028)
• United States
17 Dec
Cute story and adorable crafts! Love the snowman! He’s so chubby!
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
17 Dec
My snowman is FATSO. I watch YouTube videos and then I am tempted to try.
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@DianneN (114028)
• United States
17 Dec
@LadyDuck Fatso reminds me of someone. . You did good!
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
18 Dec
@DianneN I hope your Fatso is well. The days are cold, I think he sleeps a lot.
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@kobesbuddy (69460)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Dec
Oh, I love your story, Anna! It's very nicely written:) Good luck, I hope you win
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
18 Dec
I did not join the "official" contest, I only replied to the challenge on myLot, there is nothing to win, but I wanted to see what I would have been able to write. Thanks you Kharla.
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@kobesbuddy (69460)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Dec
@LadyDuck I didn't know how it was suppose to be done. I'm not in the 'official' contest either.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
18 Dec
@kobesbuddy The matter is to write a Christmas story using only 100 words.
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@indexer (2808)
• Leicester, England
17 Dec
You see - it's not so difficult! (although I think you're actually 8 words short!). Setting yourself challenges like this is an excellent way of improving your English style.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
17 Dec
I used "Hemingway Editor" to count the words, I suppose it counts the punctuation too. You are right that challenges help to improve the English style.
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@shaggin (43822)
• United States
17 Dec
@indexer did you count each word to make sure she followed the rules or did you use a word counter?
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
18 Dec
@shaggin I copied my text in a "word counter". Some also counts the punctuation, some do not.
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• Pamplona, Spain
17 Dec
Lovely story and like what you have made. Not ready just yet no.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
17 Dec
Thank you, I am always reluctant to write fiction stories, but a Christmas story is different.
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• Pamplona, Spain
17 Dec
@LadyDuck I love writing short stories mainly for myself though. Christmas story is always good.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
17 Dec
@lovinangelsinstead21 I agree with you. I liked to write stories when I was young, but it was in my native language, a lot easier.
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@sol_cee (19336)
• Japan
19 Dec
Growing up, I didn't know what a gingerbread man was. But beautiful, vividly written Christmas story Anna-san. Well done.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
19 Dec
Thank you. Will you spend Christmas with your family? I hope so.
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@sol_cee (19336)
• Japan
19 Dec
@LadyDuck I will! My flight back home will be sooooon!!~ But I won't be here that much.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
19 Dec
@sol_cee I am really so glad that your are flying back home. The time with the family is always too short. Have a safe and pleasant fly, take care and Happy Holidays.
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@iamdahmmy (1679)
• Lagos, Nigeria
17 Dec
First all...those pictures are great..secondly.. I think you are a great writer..putting words together to express ones thought is a gift.. And putting down those thoughts in easy to understand words and phrases always leaves me in awe of the writer..Good christmas story..
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
17 Dec
Thank you so much, you are really kind, English is not my language, so it's not always easy for me.
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@iamdahmmy (1679)
• Lagos, Nigeria
17 Dec
@LadyDuck I'm gobsmacked... I thought English is your native language judging from your write up until I saw your country..you are really doing great..thumbs up
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
17 Dec
@iamdahmmy I live in Switzerland, but I was born in Italy, Italian is my native language.
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@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Dec
so cute your little story. no i am not happy here about Christmas. this year is worst of all. finances are so bad we will be lucky to eat. i don;t know how others are surviving. worst of all, i can't get up and/or make things like i used to if i was out of funds.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
18 Dec
I am so sorry Bonnie. This is not my best Christmas, I have been through plenty of problems and I am exhausted. I only want to rest.
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@bunnybon7 (39820)
• Holiday, Florida
19 Dec
@LadyDuck one of our best ones was when the kids were little back in '73. we had no money but our landlord brought us over a beautiful tree, a neighbor brought us food to cook, and my mom sent coats and a gift for each child
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
19 Dec
@bunnybon7 This is something to remember. I remember the Christmas of 73, my parents, my in-laws, my brother my granny and the cousin of my husband all came to have dinner with us. I remember that it was a beautiful evening.
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@ridingbet (63502)
• Philippines
18 Dec
cute crafts you did there. your Christmas story is nice.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
18 Dec
Thank you Ingrid, I had so little time left this month of December.
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@ridingbet (63502)
• Philippines
18 Dec
@LadyDuck but you make good discussions.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
18 Dec
@ridingbet You are too kind, thank you Ingrid.
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@andriaperry (75139)
• Anniston, Alabama
18 Dec
Yes, I just have a few card to mail, and I will deliver gifts.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
18 Dec
I mailed a few cards, I am delivering some gifts, I want to finish before this week ends.
@CarolDM (22391)
• United States
17 Dec
What a great story and love your crafts.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
17 Dec
Thank you Carol, I had fun writing it.
@Tampa_girl7 (29527)
• United States
17 Dec
That's a sweet story Anna.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
17 Dec
Thank you Marie, I still see the Christmas Eve night as I did when I was a kid.
@snowy22315 (64945)
• United States
17 Dec
I thought it was cute! Not all set for Christmas..I spent part of last night looking for scotch tape, which will turn up as soon as I buy some..
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
17 Dec
I always could not find the ribbons and bows, I cannot remember where I put them.
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@JustBhem (48157)
• Davao, Philippines
18 Dec
I'm thinking it was you on the Story Anna.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
18 Dec
I thought to the times when I was a young girl waiting for midnight to get up and open the gifts. You thought correctly Bhem.
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@JustBhem (48157)
• Davao, Philippines
18 Dec
@LadyDuck Yay, and you are happy receiving it every Christmas.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
18 Dec
@JustBhem Yes, when I was a kid, receiving gifts was part of the excitement of Christmas.
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@JudyEv (158211)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Dec
That is a lovely story Anna - and I love your craft work. The snowman is really cute.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
18 Dec
You inspired me to try Judy. I thought it was harder to sew the snowman. The only hard part was the hat, that I made with an empty toilet paper roll.
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@JudyEv (158211)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec
@LadyDuck I'm glad you wrote a story. I see quite a few did so that's nice too. It's amazing what you can make with what sometimes isn't it?
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
18 Dec
@JudyEv I am amazed about the nice things we can do with recycled materials. I have seen we can make beautiful flowers using plastic bottles.
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@nela13 (18137)
• Portugal
19 Dec
Good story with a nice surprise at the end. Your carfts are fantastic
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
19 Dec
Thank you, I am glad you like my little crafts. I only had 100 words for the story, I had to find a funny ending.
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@nela13 (18137)
• Portugal
19 Dec
@LadyDuck 100 words seem too much but when we start writing we get that number fast.
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@LadyDuck (215042)
• Switzerland
19 Dec
@nela13 I agree, at first I thought I will never be able to write 100 words, but finally I wrote more and I had to delete some.
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